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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.

Agree.
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.

Compare:
http://www.aphidsonworldsplants.info/Plate_19.htm

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