volume 164, issue 1, P27-34 2017
DOI: 10.1111/eea.12594
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Shira D. Gordon, Nestor Sandoval, Valerio Mazzoni, Rodrigo Krugner

Abstract: Abstract Animal communication is a complex behavior that is influenced by abiotic and biotic factors of the environment. Glassy‐winged sharpshooters (GWSS), Homalodisca vitripennis (Germar) (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae), primarily use vibrational signaling for courtship communication. Because GWSS is a major pest, transmitting the plant pathogenic bacterium Xylella fastidiosa Wells et al., interruption of communication is a possible avenue for control. Playback of white noise, pre‐recorded female signals, and art…

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