macrosoma Hooper, 1961
Reported median body size for this species (Length mm; width micrometers; weight micrograms) - Click:
Recorded from temperate regions of Europe.
Migratory ectoparasite of plant roots.
Mainly woody perennials such as cherry, rose, grape, and others.
High population densities were found under raspberry, blackcurrant and cherry,
and low densities under grass and alternating spring barley and fallow (Cotton,
Causes root tip galling. Virus vector; transmits English strain of Raspberry Ringspot virus
(no longer available) was effective in greenhouse-grown roses where it was
necessary to disinfect soil to 60 cm depth.
Host Plant Resistance, Non-hosts and Crop Rotation alternatives:
Brown, D.J.F. and Boag, B. 1975.
Longidorus macrosoma. Commonwealth Institute of Helminthology Vol.5 no. 67.
Cotton, J. 1976. Observations of life-cycle, population
development and vertical distribution of Longidorus macrosoma on raspberry
and other crops. Annals of Applied Biology 83:407-412/