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Pests of Banana


There are more than 182 insect pests of banana in India. The banana weevil and Pseudostem borer are the most destructive pest in India. Most of the other insect pest feeding on this plant are of minor pests of local importance and are not specific to banana. The aphid Pentalonia nigronervosa is however important not as a pest but as vector of very serious disease called Bunchy top of banana.