Aphelenchoides fragariae (Ritzema Bos, 1890)
strawberry foliar nematode
galls (from Houard, 1908a)
The nematodes generally live in the closed flower and leaves buds, only rarely endoparasitically. The leaves are disfigured, contorted; the veins are thickened, cartilaginous; sometimes numerous, short sprouts are formed. Buds may die off. Because the leaf tissue between the veins withers, a characteristic mosaic pattern results.
Known from 250 plant species, belonging to 47 families
Aphelenchoides olesistus Ritzema Bos, 1893.
important pest on strawberries and ornamentals. Similar gallings may be caused by bacterial infestations.
Bongers (1988a), Buhr (1964a), Dauhpin & Aniotsbehere (1997a), Franklin (1950a), Grosscurt (2017a), Houard (1908a), Melgarejo Nárdiz, García-Jiménez, Jordá Gutiérrez ao (2010a), Roskam (2009a), Tomasi (2003a, 2014a).