Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

Susan E. Halbert, Curator: Hemiptera (except Coccoidea and Aleyrodidae)

Curatorial Responsibilities

  • Identifications of Hemiptera except for scales and whiteflies
  • Aphids and psyllids


  • B.S., DePauw University, 1973
  • M.S. in Entomology, University of Illinois, 1975
  • Ph.D. in Entomology, University of Illinois, 1979

Research Interests

  • Biology and taxonomy of aphids and psyllids, especially with respect to plant pathogen transmission and pest complexes on agricultural crops
  • Citrus Greening (huanglongbing), transmitted by psyllids
  • Texas Phoenix palm decline, transmitted by an unknown planthopper

Other Activities and Affiliations

  • International adventures
  • Research in China
  • Collecting biological control agents for Russian wheat aphid in the Central Asian republics of the former Soviet Union
  • Works with scientists from Southeast Asia on citrus greening