Blue Sharpshooter
Graphocephala atropunctata

Blue Sharpshooter, Graphocephala atropunctataThe blue sharpshooter, a leafhopper, is a vector (spreader) of serious bacterial diseases in plants.  Therefore it is listed as an agricultural pest.  The common name "blue sharpshooter" is also applied to another leafhopper, Oncometopia orbona, a pest for the same reason.

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