Synchronized Rearing of Mated and Unmated Diaphorina citri (Hemiptera: Liviidae) of Known Age

  • Thomson M. Paris Entomology and Nematology Department, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611-0620
  • Barukh B. Rohde Biology Department, Hunter College of the City University of New York, 695 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065
  • Sandra A. Allan United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Research Service, Center for Medical, Agricultural, and Veterinary Entomology, 1700 SW 23rd Dr, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Richard W. Mankin United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Research Service, Center for Medical, Agricultural, and Veterinary Entomology, 1700 SW 23rd Dr, Gainesville, FL 32608
  • Philip A. Stansly Entomology and Nematology Department, University of Florida/IFAS, Southwest Florida Research and Education Center, 2685 SR 29N, Immokalee, FL 34142
Keywords: citrus seedling, cone-tainer, mesh, Murraya paniculata, survivability

Abstract

Methods were developed for synchronized rearing of unmated and mated Asian citrus psyllid (ACP) (Diaphorina citri Kuwayama; Hemiptera: Liviidae) of known age in isolation chambers for behavioral studies. Maintenance and survival of nymphs and adults in the isolation chambers was improved over previous methods because the plants had more room to grow and the relative humidity was easier to keep within acceptable limits.

 

Se desarrollaron métodos para la cría sincronizada del psílido asiático de los cítricos (PAC) de edades conocidas, no apareados y apareados (Diaphorina citri Kuwayama, Hemiptera: Liviidae) en cámaras de aislamiento para estudios de comportamiento. El mantenimiento y la sobrevivencia de las ninfas y adultos en las cámaras de aislamiento se ha mejorado con respecto a los métodos usados anteriormente, debido a que las plantas tenían más espacio para crecer y la humedad relativa fue más fácil mantener dentro de los límites aceptables.

 

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Published
2014-02-23
Section
Scientific Notes