Composition, abundance and phytoplasma infection in the hawthorn psyllid fauna of northwestern Italy

Abstract

Hawthorn (Crataegus monogyna) is one of the natural hosts of Cacopsylla melanoneura, the acknowledged vector of ‘Candidatus Phytoplasma mali’, the causal agent of Apple Proliferation disease, a serious and growing problem for apple production in Europe, particularly in northern Italy. Wild plants could be important sources of both insects and phytoplasmas… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10658-008-9367-1

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