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Glassy Winged Sharp Shooter

Homalodisca vitripennis


Very shy insect - looks cicada-like in the face. Mottled white underbelly with yellow tipped thorax. yellow eyes. Dark shell over translucent wings.


Spotted on a native weed/grass in west central ga. Multiple insects of the same species were sharing this leafy/area.


I thought I had one of these in my database, they are very shy and will move to the other end of the stem or leaf to avoid contact. Very quick movements **Thank you for the ID

2 Species ID Suggestions

Glassy-winged sharpshooter
Homalodisca vitripennis Homalodisca - Wikipedia
Glassy-winged Sharpshooter
Homalodisca vitripennis Species Homalodisca vitripennis - Glassy-winged Sharpshooter - BugGuide.Net

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momsavang 2 years ago

Thank you both! I need to check my settings, I wasn't getting ID notifications.

MarshCritter 2 years ago

Smoketree sharpshooter is similar, w diff pattern on head

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Georgia, United States

Spotted on Jun 25, 2020
Submitted on Jul 3, 2020

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