From: J.Pritchard at bham.ac.uk (Jeremy Pritchard)
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.