DSC03080 Ants nesting on a banana pseudostem
Image by Scot Nelson
Ant colony nesting beneath a dead leaf attached to a banana pseudostem.
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
Banana bunchy top website: www.ctahr.hawaii.edu/banana
Youtube video: "Banana Bunchy Top in Hawaii" youtu.be/N_2fYKP5Usk
More photographs of banana bunchy top disease and vector: www.flickr.com/photos/scotnelson/sets/72157632473185208/