Exotic Pest Reporting
Citrus root-knot nematode
Citrus root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne kongi) is a nematode pest. It is a native of China.
A root-knot nematode parasitizing citrus Guangxi, China. Juveniles in the soil penetrate host roots where they establish a specialized feeding site, as they develope they cause root swellings and become swollen females. Females rupture root cortex and some time protrude from the root surface with the egg masses.