About the Authors

Christopher M. Taylor

cmjtaylor3@gmail.com

Affiliation University of Maryland, Department of Entomology, College Park, Maryland, United States of America

Peter L. Coffey

Affiliation University of Maryland, Department of Entomology, College Park, Maryland, United States of America

Bridget D. DeLay

Affiliation University of Maryland, Department of Entomology, College Park, Maryland, United States of America

Galen P. Dively

Affiliation University of Maryland, Department of Entomology, College Park, Maryland, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CMT PLC BDD GPD. Performed the experiments: CMT PLC. Analyzed the data: CMT BDD GPD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CMT BDD GPD. Wrote the paper: CMT GPD. Designed primers for symbiont detection: BDD.