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Banana aphid

Caption:
Adult banana aphid (Pentalonia nigronervosa). Banana aphids can pick up the Banana bunchy top virus when they feed on infected banana plants and transmit it to virus-free plants.
Keywords:
Aphids, BBTV, Bunchy top, Insect vector, Pest
Date shot:
April 2004
Province/State:
Hawaii
Country:
United States of America
Photographer:
Nelson, Scot / University of Hawaii