Zwikhokhonono zwa kha muri wa Nḓirivhe - Margarodes

© Dr Andre de Klerk Wineland
Margarode infestation can be recognised by curling leaves.
Hetshi tshi khokhonono tshi ṱhasela kha midzi ya muri, kanzhi ndi 40 uya kha 60 cm u tsela fhasi. Hezwi zwikhokhonono zwi dovha zwa ḓivhiwa sa ‘ground pearls’, zwi a vhonala kha mavu nga nwedzi wa Nyendavhusiku u swika Shundunthule uya kha mavu nga u lima na u sheledza. Tsumbadwadze dza margarode ndi uri tshimela a tshi huli zwavhuḓi, tshiya kona u wana fhethu hune tsha dzula kha muri. Matavhi ambo ḓi vha maṱuku a sekena na maṱari maṱuku ane avha o songana naho zwo ralo ahu tou vha na tsumbadwadze dzine dza tou vhonala dza margarode.
©Dr Andre de Klerk Wineland
Size difference of encysted larvae of two margarode species

Huna tshaka dzo no swika fumi dzine dza wanala kha ḽa Afrika Tshipembe, fhedzi ṱhanu dza hone dzi ya kona u tshinyadza muri. Mbalo ya zwimela, nga maanḓa mahatsi aya tshinyadziwa. Musi hu tshi khou bvelela miṱokola miswa ndi zwa ndeme u ḓivha uri ndi zwifhio zwimela zwine zwa vha zwo leluwa u ṱhaselwa nga margarodes.

Uri hu kone uvha na u thivhelwa ha vhulwadze. Miri ine yavha na mipfa (Acacia erioloba), ine ya wanalesa Orange River na Mpumalanga, ndi yone yo no bva phanḓa kha u nga wana hovhu vhulwadze, hezwi zwikhokhonono margarode species. Zwimela zwine zwa kona u zwi fara nga mvelo kha ḽa Afrika Tshipembe a zwi athu divhiwa. A huna mishonga ine ya vha mulayoni ya margarodes zwa zwino i hone, fhedzi hu ṱuṱuwedziwa uri vhathu vha fanela u edzisa zwinwe zwishumiswa vha tshi khou ya kha miri ine yo kavhiwa na ine a ithu kavhiwa.

Translated By Khalirendwe Nekhavhambe