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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: ECOLOGICALLY-BASED PEST MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR WESTERN COTTON

Location: Pest Management and Biocontrol Research

Title: Identifying key predators of the various glassy-winged sharpshooter liestages

Authors
item Fournier, Valerie - UC, WESLACO TX
item Hagler, James
item Daane, Kent - UC, BERKELEY, CA
item DE Leon, Jesus
item Prabhaker, Nilima - UC, RIVERSIDE, CA
item Costa, Heather - UC, RIVERSIDE, CA

Submitted to: CDFA Pierce's Disease Control Program Research Symposium
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: December 5, 2005
Publication Date: January 1, 2006
Citation: Fournier, V., Hagler, J.R., Daane, K., De Leon, J.H., Prabhaker, N., Costa, H. 2006. Identifying key predators of the various glassy-winged sharpshooter liestages. CDFA Pierce's Disease Control Program Research Symposium 314-317.

Interpretive Summary: Using glassy-winged sharpshooter (GWSS) egg-specific monoclonal antibody (MAb) and GWSS-specific genetic markers that we previously developed and optimized, the guts of field-collected predators were screened for the presence of GWSS remains. We have examined the guts of over 700 generalist predators and our analyses revealed that frequent predators of the GWSS include spiders, assassin bugs, lacewings and praying mantis.

Technical Abstract: Using glassy-winged sharpshooter (GWSS) egg-specific monoclonal antibody (MAb) and GWSS-specific genetic markers that we previously developed and optimized, the guts of field-collected predators were screened for the presence of GWSS remains. We have examined the guts of over 700 generalist predators and our analyses revealed that frequent predators of the GWSS include spiders, assassin bugs, lacewings and praying mantis.

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