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Research Project: Improved Biologically-Based Methods for Insect Pest Management of Crop Insect Pests

Location: Insect Behavior and Biocontrol Research

Title: Male Diaphorina citri searching responses to vibrational communication signals

item Mankin, Richard

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/15/2017
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Prototype devices have been developed that mimic D. citri female replies to male communication signals and lure males to a trap. The objective is to trap a high proportion of males that have landed on a host tree and have begun searching for females. This presentation describes the construction and operation of these devices, the behaviors of the searching males, and potential research and pest management opportunities that may develop from their use.