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Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter

Glassy-Winged SharpshooterScientific name: Homalodisca vitripennis (Germar) (Formerly known as Homalodisca coagulata)

Common name: Glassy-winged sharpshooter, xylophagous leafhopper

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Native To: Southeastern U.S. (Hoddle et al. 2003)

Date of U.S. Introduction: Introduced to California by 1990 (Blua et al. 1999)

Means of Introduction: Probably arrived in California on nursery stock from the southeastern U.S. (Blua et al. 1999)

Impact: Vector of Pierce's disease (lethal disease of grapevines) (Blua et al. 1999)

Current U.S. Distribution:

  • Pest Tracker - Survey Status of Glassywinged Sharpshooter
    USDA. APHIS. Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey. National Agricultural Pest Information System.
  • CA (map),
  • HI, Southeastern U.S. (map)
    University of Florida, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences; Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Division of Plant Industry.

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Federal Government

The Glassy-winged Sharpshooter (GWSS), Homalodisca coagulata and Xylella fastidiosa: An Emerging Success (PDF | 74 KB)
USDA. Agricultural Research Service.
Photographs; Impacts; Research

Homalodisca coagulata Article Citation Search - AGRICOLA Database
USDA. National Agricultural Library.
Research; Special Note: NAL Catalog Search (resources)

Glassy-winged Sharpshooter and Pierce's Disease in California (Dec 2000; PDF | 9 KB)
USDA. APHIS. Plant Protection and Quarantine.
Identification/Description; Impacts; Controls

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State Government

New Agricultural Pest for Southern California: Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter (PDF | 164 KB)
State of California. Los Angeles County. Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures Department.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Illustrations; Impacts; Life Cycle; Distribution

Pierce's Disease Control Program
California Department of Food and Agriculture.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Distribution; Controls; Legal Aspects

Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter Project
California Environmental Protection Agency. Pesticide Regulation.
Controls

New Pest Advisory: Glassy-winged Sharpshooter (Jul 2004; PDF | 78 KB)
State of Hawaii Department of Agriculture.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts

Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter Regulations
Oregon Department of Agriculture. Plant Division. Insect Pest Prevention and Management.
Legal Aspects

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University/Academic

Report of the Pierce's Disease Research and Emergency Disease Task Force (Apr 2000; PDF | 134 KB)
University of California. Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution; Dispersion; Controls; Legal Aspects

Glassy-winged Sharpshooter - Pests in Gardens and Landscapes (Jan 2007)
University of California. Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Habitat; Distribution; Dispersion; Controls

Glassy-winged Sharpshooter
University of California - Berkeley. Natural Resources.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Habitat; Distribution; Dispersion; Controls

Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter, Homalodisca VITRIPENNIS (HEMIPTERA: CICADELLIDAE)
University of California - Riverside. Center for Invasive Species Research.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Distribution

Glassywinged Sharpshooter - Featured Creatures
University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Life Cycle; Distribution; Controls; Special Note: References

Glassy-winged Sharpshooter, Xylophagous Leafhopper - Introduced Species Summary Project
Columbia University. Center for Environmental Research and Conservation.
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Controls

Homalodisca coagulata
Texas A&M University. Agroecosystems Research Group.
Identification/Description; Photographs

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International

Hoptotermes formosanus - Invasive Species Compendium
Centre for Agricultural Bioscience International (CABI).
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution; Controls

Homalodisca coagulata (insect) - ISSG Global Invasive Species Database
World Conservation Union. Invasive Species Specialist Group.
Taxonomy; Identification/Description; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution; Controls

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Organizations

Homalodisca vitripennis
Discover Life.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Impacts; Distribution

Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter Lookout, Features on GWSS from American Vineyard
Malcolm Media Ag Publishing. American Vineyard.
Identification/Description; Photographs; Introduction History; Impacts; Life Cycle; Habitat; Distribution; Dispersion; Controls; Research; Legal Aspects

Leafhoppers
Illinois Natural History Survey. Center for Biodiversity.
Taxonomy; Identification; Special Note: FAQ telling why leafhoppers are in the Hemiptera instead of Homoptera

Citations

Blua, M., P.P. Phillips, and R.A. Redak. 1999. A new sharpshooter threatens both crops and ornamentals. California Agriculture 53(2):22-25.

Hoddle, M.S., S.V. Triapitsyn, and D.J. Morgan. 2003. Distribution and plant association records for Homalodisca coagulata (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) in Florida. Florida Entomologist 86(1):89-91.

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Last Modified: Jul 19, 2014
 
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