CHEMICAL ECOLOGY Responses of the Asian Citrus Psyllid to Volatiles Emitted by the Flushing Shoots of Its Rutaceous Host Plants

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Diaphorina citriKuwayama (Hemiptera: Psyllidae) carriesCandidatus liberibacter spp., the putative causal agents of Huanglongbing. D. citri reproduces and develops only on the ßushing shoots of its rutaceous host plants. Here we examined whetherD. citri is attracted to host plant odors and a mixture of synthetic terpenes. Tests conducted in a vertically… (More)

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