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Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter

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Glassy-Winged Sharpshooter
Scientific Name:
Homalodisca vitripennis (Germar) (Formerly known as Homalodisca coagulata) (Takiya et al. 2006)
Common Name:
Glassy-winged sharpshooter (GWSS), xylophagous leafhopper
Glassy-winged sharpshooter on a grape leaf - Peggy Greb USDA, Agricultural Research Service
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)
Vector of Pierce's disease (lethal disease of grapevines) (Blua et al. 1999)

Distribution/Maps/Survey Status



Selected Resources

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USDA. APHIS. PPQ. CPHST. Identification Technology Program.
See also: Citrus Resource
European and Mediterranean Plant Protection Organization.
IUCN. Species Survival Commission. Invasive Species Specialist Group.

International Government

Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (Australia).

State and Local Government

Hawaii Department of Agriculture.
See also: New Pest Advisories for information on new pests and diseases that have become established in Hawaii.
California Department of Food and Agriculture.


University of Florida. Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension.
Electronic Data Information Source Publication #ENY274
University of California - Riverside. Center for Invasive Species Research.
Columbia University. Center for Environmental Research and Conservation.
University of California. Statewide Integrated Pest Management Program.
Pest Notes are peer-reviewed scientific publications about specific pests or pest management topics, directed at California's home and landscape audiences.