Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Paralongidorus maximus

Paralongidorus maximus (B├╝tschli, 1874)

polyphagous

gall

Longidoridae are comparatively large nematodes, free living in the soils, that attack plant roots. This may lead to the formation of conspicuous, massive swellings. Some species also act as vectors of plant virus.

host plants

strongly polyphagous, cited, for instance, from:

Allium; Beta vulgaris; Daucus; Galinsoga; Helianthus; Nicotiana; Scorzonera; Solanum tuberosum; Vitis.

synonyms

Longidorus maximus.

references

Bongers (1988a), Buhr (1964b, 1965a).

Last modified 2.xii.2018