Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter (suggested common name), Homalodisca coagulata (Say) (Insecta: Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Cicadellinae)

Tracy Conklin, Russell F. Mizell, III
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The glassy-winged sharpshooter, Homalodisca coagulata (Say), is a large leafhopper species native to the southeastern United States. It is one of the main vectors of the bacterium Xylella fastidiosa, a plant pathogen that causes a variety of plant diseases, including phony peach disease of peach and Pierce's disease of grape. Though usually not a serious pest in the area of its native distribution, the glassy-winged sharpshooter has recently been introduced into southern California, where it
more » ... become a serious threat to viticulture due to its ability to vector Pierce's disease. This document is EENY-274, one of a series of Featured Creatures from the Entomology and Nematology Department, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. Published: October 2002. Revised: July 2004. EENY-274/IN552: Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter, Homalodisca vitripennis (=coagulata) (Germar) (Insecta: Hemiptera: Cicadellidae: Cicadellinae) (
doi:10.32473/edis-in552-2004 fatcat:odpm3eabsbdphjyn6p6tr22xne