Homalodisca (genus)

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Homalodisca vitripennis on cotton
Author: Johnny N. Dell
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Homalodisca Stål, 1869

This genus of leafhoppers contains around 20 species, including Homalodisca vitripennis, the important vector of Xylella fastidiosa. The species are native to America, but H. vitripennis has been accidentally introduced into French Polynesia. The adults are up to 15 mm long with a strongly extended head and in side view a raised scutellum, giving them a characteristic shape.

Type species: Homalodisca triangularis

Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: