Exotic Pest Alert: Glassy-winged sharpshooter
The insect glassy-winged sharpshooter (GWSS) (Homalodisca vitripennis) is a large leafhopper.
GWSS vectors the bacterium Xylella fastidiosa.
Xylella fastidiosa affects a wide range of plants. Symptoms are called Pierce’s disease in grapevines, leaf scorch in almonds and oleander, phony peach disease in peach, leaf scald in plum and variegated chlorosis in citrus.
Topics covered by this factsheet include:
- Host range
- Actions to minimise risks