Use the photos below to identify any glassy-winged, blue-green, green,
or red-headed sharpshooters caught in sticky traps
in and around your vineyard. Names link to more information on identification
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Glassy-winged sharpshooter Identification tip: The adult is a large insect compared
to other leafhoppers, at about 0.5 inch long. It is generally
dark brown or black when viewed from the top or side.
Blue-green sharpshooter Identification tip: The adult has green to bright-blue wings,
head, and thorax, with yellow legs. It is about 0.25 inch long.
Comparing sharpshooters: Identification tip: The glassy-winged sharpshooter adult
(above) is much bigger than the blue-green sharpshooter adult
Identification tip: Glassy-winged sharpshooters caught on
a yellow-sticky card.
Identification tip: The green sharpshooter is about 1/4 to 1/3
inch long and usually bright green (spring and summer) in color.
Identification tip: This sharpshooter is about 1/4 inch long and
similar in appearance to the green sharpshooter except that it has
reddish coloration on the front tip of its head.
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