Past month Elytra Agroscience Services offered a theoretical-practical course in Ibiza on identification of insect vectors of Xylella fastidiosa bacterium.

After a taxonomic explanation necessary to properly differentiate Cercopidae, Aphrophoridae and Cicadelidae (potential Xylella vectors) a sampling demonstration was performed in field in order to capture these insects.
We captured several interesting specimens which could be identified in a posterior laboratory practice as well as Elytra samplings carried and stored in resin.

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