DSC03080 Ants nesting on a banana pseudostem

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/

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