Pest Photo

Jeffrey W. Lotz, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services,

Guava root-knot nematode

Meloidogyne enterolobii

Guava root-knot nematode (Meloidogyne enterolobii) is a nematode pest of wide variety of hosts. It is a native of Asia and was first detected in Florida in 2001.

This nematode is considered a major economic pest of many horticultural and agronomic crops. It is particularly problematic because it can reproduce on and damage crop cultivars that are considered resistant to other root-knot nematode species.

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