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EENY-749: Foliar Nematode Aphelenchoides spp. (Nematoda: Aphelenchida: Aphelenchoididae)

Figure 1. Anterior of an aphelenchid nematode, Aphelenchoides besseyi (A) and a tylenchid nematode, Hoplolaimus sp. (B). The median bulb (M) of aphelenchids are larger and more square-shaped than those of tylenchids. The stylet (S) of aphelenchids and other fungivores tend to be smaller than those of most obligate plant-parasites.

Credit: Lindsay Wheeler (A), and William T. Crow (B), UF/IFAS