a coffee Root-knot Nematode
Reported median body size for this species (Length mm; width micrometers; weight micrograms) - Click:
Described from the Turrialba and San Isidro Valleys of Costs Rica.
Distribution apparently limited (Subbotin et al., 2021).
Important pest on coffee in Costa Rica.
Feeding site establishment and
development typical of genus.
Besides causing direct damage to coffee, M. arabicida is involved in a
disease complex with Fusarium oxysporum which is known as corchosis or
corky root and
is expressed as a corky texture and cracking sympoms on main and secondary roots
(Humphreys-Pereira et al., 2014).
Host Plant Resistance, Non-hosts
Humphreys-Pereira, D.A., Flores-Chavez, L., Gomez, M., Salazar, L.
Gomez-Alpizar, L.E., Elling, A.A. 2014. Meloidogyne lopezi n.sp.
(Nematode: Meloidogynidae, a new root-knot nematode. Nematology 16:643-661.