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Glassy-winged Sharpshooter

Homalodisca vitripennis


This adult leafhopper has clear, glassy wings with red veining. The abdomen is white with black spots and blotches. The head is yellow with black spots. This adult emerged this morning.


This hopper was on a Lemon tree in backyard.


A side view series of this hopper emerging can be seen at: and the top view at: The nymph can be seen at:

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Thank you Carol! I though it would help to show how cool this hopper is at any age :)

Carol Snow Milne
Carol Snow Milne 8 years ago

Wonderful. Glad you put all the links in the notes. Excellent!

Thank you Rieko!

RiekoS 8 years ago

Very nice series. Thank you very much for sharing.

Thank you Lauren! They really are pretty. Too bad they're such a pest.

LaurenZarate 8 years ago

Wonderful series Cindy, beautiful little fellow.

Escondido, California, USA

Spotted on May 23, 2013
Submitted on May 23, 2013

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