SHARPSHOOTERS, Homalodisca spp.
and Oncopmetopia spp.
Description Picture Damage
  • large 1/4 inch leafhoppers
  • blue, yellow and white patches on the wings
  • very active
  • circle plant stems to avoid humans
  • very capable and direct fliers

  • Photo credit: Extension Entomology, Department of Entomology, Texas A&M University
  • a wide variety of plants are attacked
  • suck plant juices
  • seldom abundant enough to cause damage
  • migrate freely into gardens