Ant colony on banana

Ant colony on banana

Image by Scot Nelson
A colony of banana aphids (Pentalonia nigronervosa) herded and protected by ants.

Pathogen: Banana bunchy top virus (BBTV) | Symptoms: Reduce internode distance, chlorotic leaf margins, erect leaf architecture, plant stunting, green J-hooks, mottled petioles and leaf sheaths, Mores code in leaf vines

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