Bluegreen Sharpshooter
( Graphocephala atropunctata )


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PHOTO COMMENT
Vector of Pierce's disease of grape in coastal California.
Known also as ?leafhoppers,? these insects siphon plant fluids using powerful mouthparts. Hindlegs have rows of spines, in contrast to a circle of spines on the hindlegs of froghoppers. The Blue- green Sharpshooter is a vector of Pierce?s disease of grapes, but attacks a wide variety of plants. Nymphs are often white and are somewhat translucent. They move about freely on plants, contrasted with froghoppers which live in frothy liquid masses.

IDENTIFICATION
Identification:Graphocephala atropunctata
Common Name:Bluegreen Sharpshooter
Life Stage:(A) adult

PHYLOGENY

Phylum:Arthropoda
Class:Insecta
Superorder:Paraneoptera
Order:Homoptera
Suborder:Auchenorrhyncha
Family:Cicadellidae
Subfamily:Cicadellinae
Tribe:Cicadellini
Taxon Code:HOM00146

LOCATION DETAILS
Location Name
BSA Camp Rancho Los Mochos, BSA Camp Rancho Los Mochos, 18450 Mines Rd., Livermore
County:Alameda County
ECI Site#:CA01080125

RECOGNITION

BIOLOGY
Host
Associated with vines and woody plants.
Importance
Vector of Pierce's disease of grape in coastal California.
Importance
Vector of Pierce's disease of grape in coastal California.

CREDITS
Photographer
Eddie Dunbar
Insect Sciences Museum of California

References
BugGuide .


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