Pratylenchus bolivianus Corbett, 1983
Reported median body size for this species (Length mm; width micrometers; weight micrograms) - Click:
Bolivia, Costa Rica, Colombia, Florida and elsewhere. Has been moved
with the import/export of ornamental plants.
Important pest of ornamentals, especially ferns, in Florida and elsewhere.
Probably frequently has been incorrectly reported as P. penetrans
but has a longer stylet and different lip morphology (Troccoli et al., 2016).
Sword ferns, fleather-leaf ferns. flax lily and others.
Appears to occur in amphimictic populations (sexually reproducing, males
present) and parthenogenetic populations (males absent) (Troccoli et al.,
Phytosanitary inspection to reduce dispersal through production, trade
and marketing of ornamental plants.
Host Plant Resistance, Non-hosts
Troccoli, A., Subbotin, S.A., Chitambar, J.J., Janssen, T.,
Waeyenberge, L., Stanley, J.D., Duncan, L.W., Agudelo. P., Munera, G.E., Franco,
J., Inserra, R.N. 2016. Characterisation of amphimictic and parthenogenetic
populations of Pratylenchus bolivianus Corbett, 1983 (Nematoda: Pratylenchidae)
and their phylogenetic relationships with closely related species. Nematology