Pest Photo

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

Wheat seed gall nematode

Anguina tritici

Wheat seed gall nematode (Anguina tritici) is a nematode pest of wheat and rye. It is a native of northern Africa and western Asia.

In order to avoid severe crop losses, this pest has been eradicated in most of the western hemisphere with modern cleaning and separation procedures.

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