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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.

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