Molecular identification of the economically important invasive citrus root weevil Diaprepes abbreviatus (Coleoptera: Curculionidae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Authors:M. S. Ascunce, Nigg, H. N., Clark, A.
Journal:Florida Entomologist
Date Published:March

We developed a sensitive barcoding technique based on the PCR-amplification and sequencing of the mitochondrial COI gene to use in identification of eggs, larvae, and adults of the citrus root weevil, D. abbreviatus. This molecular tool provides accurate species identification for management and quarantine decisions of this pest.

Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith