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Glassy-winged sharpshooter

Homalodisca vitripennis

Glassy-winged sharpshooter (Homalodisca vitripennis) is an insect pest of vineyards and orchards. It is a native of sourtheastern United States and was first detected in California in 1990.

A vector of the bacterium, Xylella fastidiosa, which causes Pierces's disease of grape and various othe plant diseases threatening to California's agriculture.

For more information about this plant pest, see the CABI data sheet.
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