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glassy-winged sharpshooter

glassy-winged sharpshooter

The glassy-winged sharpshooter (Homalodisca vitripennis) and other insect vectors of Xylella fastidiosa spread the bacteria when they use their piercing-sucking mouthparts to feed on plant xylem, where X. fastidiosa colonizes and multiplies. (Photo credit: Lisa Overall, Ph.D.)

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