Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Heterodera carotae

Heterodera carotae Jones, 1950

carrot cyst nematode

on Daucus, Torilis


Irregular and slow growth of the tap root, proliferation of the secondary roots, presence of cysts. The plants are stunted, the foliage often turns reddish and withers prematurely.

host plants

Apiaceae, oligophagous

Daucus carota; Torilis arvensis.

distribution within Europe

(PESI, 2020).


Berney & Bird (1992a), Madani, Palomares-Rius, Vovlas, ao (2017a), Roskam (2019a).

Last modified 21.iii.2020