Populations of sharpshooters in two citrus groves in east-central Florida as indicated by yellow sticky card traps
Three sharpshooter species were captured on yellow sticky card traps in two citrus groves in east-central Florida: Homalodisca insolita, H. vitripennis and Oncometopia nigricans. Homalodisca vitripennis and O. nigricans were relatively common and H. vitripennis relatively abundant over a 3-year period in a block of mature trees that frequently needed mowing and that was surrounded by an array of plant species. Homalodisca vitripennis and O. nigricans were uncommon during an 18-month study in a young block of trees within a well-manicured grove. Homalodisca insolita was detected at each grove but uncommon on traps, possibly due to the height at which traps were operated.