Pentalonia (genus)

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Pentalonia nigronervosa winged adult (click on image to enlarge it)
Author: Scot Nelson
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Pentalonia Coquerel, 1859

This genus of aphids includes 3 species. These have very small hindwings and dark veins, typically lined with conspicuous dark shadows. Economically, the banana aphid, Pentalonia nigronervosa, is the most important species, a pest of bananas and a vector of the Banana bunchy top virus.

Type species: Pentalonia nigronervosa


Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: