glassy-winged sharpshooter, Homalodisca vitripennis  (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) - 1355010

glassy-winged sharpshooter
Homalodisca vitripennis (Germar)

Descriptor: Adult(s)
Description: The glassy-winged sharpshooter is the culprit behind the spread of Pierce's disease among grapevines. The insect infects the plant with the bacterium Xylella fastidiosa when it feeds on the sap from the xylem tissue of a vine.
Image location: United States

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Name: Reyes Garcia III
Organization: USDA Agricultural Research Service
Country: United States

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Image uploaded on Wednesday, March 16, 2005
Image Information last updated on Monday, March 21, 2005