1a. Objectives (from AD-416):
To study feeding of glassy-winged sharpshooter.
1b. Approach (from AD-416):
Allow glassy-winged sharpshooters to feed on artificial diet containing an x-ray contrast agent, then video x-ray the feeding at the Argonne National Lab.
3. Progress Report:
This research is in support of Objective 3 of the in-house project (determine biological/ecological/transmission properties of Xylella fastidiosa [Xf]) by providing direct, visual evidence of egestion behavior during vector feeding. However, in fiscal year 2013, no X-ray research at Argonne was performed.