Pest Photo

Jonathan D. Eisenback, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University,

Dagger nematode

Xiphinema coxi

Dagger nematode (Xiphinema coxi) is a nematode pest.

Dagger nematodes are migratory ectoparasites (piercing the roots to feed) found only in soil. Dagger nematodes cause root stunting and tip galling. In addition, as virus vectors they can be damaging at very low population levels. .

For more information about this plant pest, see the CABI data sheet.