Acoustic signals in the courtship of male and female Asian citrus psyllids
Richard Wendell Mankin, firstname.lastname@example.org, USDA-ARS-CMAVE, 1700 SW 23rd Dr, Gainesville, FL, Erik J. Wenninger, email@example.com, USDA-ARS, U.S. Horticultural Research Laboratory, Subtropical Insects Research Unit, 2001 South Rock Road, Fort Pierce, FL, and David G Hall, firstname.lastname@example.org, USDA-ARS, U. S. Horticultural Research Laboratory, Subtopical Insects Research Unit, 2001 South Rock Road, Fort Pierce, FL.
The Asian citrus psyllid, Diaphorina citri Kuwayama, was discovered in Broward County, Florida in 1998, and has spread since through most of the state. It is an important vector of Huanglongbing, an economically devastating disease of citrus; consequently, researchers and regulators are trying to develop an understanding of aspects of biology and behavior that may be pertinent to its monitoring and control. This report describes acoustic signals used by male and female psyllids during courtship, and considers these signals in the context of related species
Species 1: Hemiptera Psyllidae Diaphorinacitri (Asian citrus psyllid)