Anguina graminis (Hardy, 1850)

fescure leaf gall nematode

on grasses

gall

The galls resemble those of Subanguina graminophila, but are not concentrated on the base of the blade. Moreover, the ripe females are squat and wound spirally.

hostplants

Poaceae, oligophagous

Agrostis canina, capillaris, gigantea, stolonifera; Apera spica-venti; Avenella flexuosa; Calamagrostis canadensis, canescens, epigeios; Deschampsia cespitosa; Festuca ovina, rubra; Holcus lanatus, mollis; Schedonorus pratensis.

Festuca is the preferred hostplant.

synonyms

Tylenchus graminis.

notes

often found associated with the fungus Dilophospora alopecuri.

references

Bongers (1988a), Buhr (1964a), Cogolludo (1921a), Dauphin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Houard (1908a), Ludwig (1974a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a), Roskam (2009a), Tomasi (2014a).

mod 2.xii.2018