EPPO Global Database

EPPO Reporting Service no. 06 - 1995 Num. article: 1995/132

Nematodes of quarantine importance

Dr Tacconi and Ambrogioni have recently published a book (in Italian) on nematodes of quarantine importance for the European Union. Data sheets including information on taxonomy, host plants, geographical distribution, economic importance, life cycle, means of introduction, identification and control have been prepared for Xiphinema americanum sensu lato, Longidorus diadecturus, Ditylenchus destructor, D. dipsaci, D. myceliophagus, Radopholus similis, R. citrophilus, Nacobbus aberrans, Globodera rostochiensis, G. pallida, Aphelenchoides besseyi, A. composticola and Bursaphelenchus xylophilus. Illustrations of nematodes and damage are also included. Concerning geographical distribution, the EPPO Secretariat has noted the following data which were not included in PQR:

Ditylenchus destructor present in Jersey.

Ditylenchus dipsaci present in Bolivia.

Globodera rostochiensis (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) present in Brazil.

Aphelenchoides besseyi (EPPO A2 quarantine pest) present in Egypt, Mexico. In USA: Arkansas, Texas.


Tacconi, R.; Ambrogioni, L. (1995) Nematodi da Quarantena. 'Lo Scarabeo', Bologna. 191 pp.