xylem feeding insects??

Jeremy Pritchard J.Pritchard at bham.ac.uk
Fri May 26 10:29:05 EST 1995


From: J.Pritchard at bham.ac.uk (Jeremy Pritchard)
Newsgroups: sci.bio.entomology.misc
Subject: Insects which feed in the xylem?
Organization: University of Birmingham
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I am currently using aphids to sample the contents of the plant phloem.  
I have heard that there are insects which regularly feed in the xylem 
(froghopppers/cuckoo spitperhaps?).  Does any one know of any species of 
sap sucking insects which do feed in the xylem  and if so what is  the evidence is that
they do? I would be also interested in any information on keeping such insects in 
culture in the lab.



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