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Cannabis Aphid - Phorodon cannabis

Cannabis Aphid - Phorodon cannabis
Lexington, Fayette County, Kentucky, USA
September 14, 2018
Cannabis aphid - Phorodon cannabis

Found on industrial hemp plants, i.e. Cannabis sativa with a tetrahydrocannabinol content less than 0.3%, in Kentucky. The specimens identify were validated by an entomologist familiar with this aphid. This looks to be a new insect to this guide and a first report in the state of Kentucky.

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Moved from Aphids.

That nice close up of the finger-like projections helps.

I agree that this is Phorodon cannabis, Phorodon humuli has also been reported on Cannabis sativa, but has much larger and dusky colored projections.


Moved for expert attention
Moved from ID Request.

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