Pierce's Disease
Research Updates


What is Pierce's Disease?

Pierce's Disease is a bacterial infection, which is spread by bugs that feed on grapevines, particularly the "glassy winged sharpshooter." Grapevines that become infected with PD can quickly become sick and die.

glassy-winged sharpshooter

Author Detail

  • Name:
    Triapitsyn, SV
Published DateTitlePublicationAuthor List
February 01, 2008 Molecular characterization of Gonatocerus tuberculifemur (Ogloblin) (Hymenoptera : Mymaridae), a prospective Homalodisca vitripennis (Germar) (Hemiptera : Cicadellidae) biological control candidate agent from South America: divergent clades Bulletin of entomological research de Leon, JH; Logarzo, GA; Triapitsyn, SV;
March 01, 2008 Bionomics of Oncometopia tucumana (Hemiptera : Cicadellidae), a sharpshooter from Argentina, with notes on its distribution, host plants, and egg parasitoids Florida entomologist Triapitsyn, SV; Virla, EG; Logapzo, GA; Paradell, SL;
September 01, 2007 First records of Gonatocerus dolichocerus Ashmead, Palaeoneura sp., Anagrus sp (Hymenoptera : Mymaridae), and Centrodora sp (Hymenoptera : Aphelinidae) in French Polynesia, with notes on egg parasitism of the glassy-winged sharpshooter, Homalodisca vitripennis (Germar) (Hemiptera : Cicadellidae) Pan-pacific entomologist Triapitsyn, SV; Hoddle, MS; Grandgirard, J; Roderick, GK; Davies, N; Petiti, JN;
February 17, 2010 Annotated key to the genera of Mymaridae (Hymenoptera: Chalcidoidea) in Argentina Zootaxa Triapitsyn, SV; Virla, EG; Albarracin, EL;
February 01, 2012 Host range of Gonatocerus sp near tuberculifemur 'Clade 1' in Argentina, an egg parasitoid newly associated to the glassy-winged sharpshooter, Homalodisca vitripennis (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae), and candidate for its biological control in California, USA Biocontrol de Leon, JH; Logarzo, GA; Triapitsyn, SV; Virla, EG; Albarracin, EL; Jones, WA; Briano, JA;
February 01, 2012 Biology and host specificity of Gonatocerus deleoni (Hymenoptera: Mymaridae), a potential biocontrol agent of Homalodisca vitripennis (Hemiptera: Cicadellidae) in California, USA Biocontrol Morse, JG; Triapitsyn, SV; Lytle, J;