About the Authors

Virna L. Saenz

Current address: Eurofins Agroscience Services, Inc, Mebane, North Carolina, United States of America

Affiliation Department of Entomology and W. M. Keck Center for Behavioral Biology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America

Ricardo G. Maggi

Affiliation Intracellular Pathogens Research Laboratory, Center for Translational Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America

Edward B. Breitschwerdt

Affiliation Intracellular Pathogens Research Laboratory, Center for Translational Medicine, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America

Jung Kim

Affiliation Structural Pest Control and Pesticide Division, North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America

Edward L. Vargo

Affiliation Department of Entomology and W. M. Keck Center for Behavioral Biology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America

Coby Schal

coby@ncsu.edu

Affiliation Department of Entomology and W. M. Keck Center for Behavioral Biology, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: VLS RGM EBB ELV CS. Performed the experiments: VLS RGM. Analyzed the data: VLS RGM ELV CS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: VLS RGM EBB JK ELV CS. Wrote the paper: VLS RGM EBB JK ELV CS.