Glassy-winged sharpshooter

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Photo: Reyes Garcia III, USDA Agricultural Research Service, Bugwood.org

  • Wide host range of over 200 species
  • Adults (12-14 mm long) are dark brown with stippled spots on head and back, and transparent wings with reddish veins
  • Produces watery excrement, appearing as white spots, which often collects during feeding
  • Eggs laid in side-by-side rows on underside of leaves
  • Known vector of Xylella fastidiosa pathogen (Pierce’s disease), which causes leaf scorch symptoms
  • Can spread by flight or as a hitchhiker on plant material

High priority pest of: Blueberries, Citrus, Dried fruit, Production nurseries, Summerfruit, Table grapes, Wine grapes

Scientific name: Homalodisca vitripennis
EPPRD Category:
Life Form: Stink bugs, aphids, mealybugs, scale, whiteflies & hoppers (HEMIPTERA)

Pest Documents

FS: fact sheet

CP: contingency plan

DP: diagnostic protocol