Plant Parasites of Europe

leafminers, galls and fungi

Xiphinema diversicaudatum

Xiphinema diversicaudatum (Micoletzky, 1927)



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:

Cucumis sativus, Fragaria, Rosa.


Bongers (1988a), Roskam (2009a), Redfern & Shirley (2011a).

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