Caption: Cotton aphid (Aphis gossypii)an hibiscus leaf. Also called the melon aphid it is commonly associated with outbreaks on cotton in the Southeast. This insect has many generations per year and is often resistant to insecticides. This aphid carries an isometric virus which causes cucumber mosaic disease in cucumber and tobacco plants.
Magnification*: x12
Type: SEM
Copyright 1996 Dennis Kunkel Microscopy, Inc.
Keywords: 96420A,invertebrate,invertebrates,agricultural disease,aphid,Aphis gossypii,cucumber mosaic,hibiscus,insect,insects,insect vector,isometric virus carrier,leaf,pest,vector,cotton aphid,melon aphid,SEM