Exotic Pest Reporting
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Colocasia bobone disease (CBDV)
Cytorhabdovirus Colocasia Bobone Disease Virus
Colocasia bobone disease (CBDV) (Cytorhabdovirus Colocasia Bobone Disease Virus) is a viral pathogen of Taro. It is a native of Papua and New Guinea.
This is a disease caused by a rhabdovirus which appears to be vectored by leafhopper Tarophagus species. It causes thickened, malformed and brittle leaves in Taro.