pest advisory avocado lace bugAvocado Lace Bug

What is it?
The avocado lace bug is a tiny, sucking insect with wings that look like lace. This insect is found in the Caribbean and USA and attacks the leaves of avocado, camphor and red bay.
Why is it a problem?
The avocado lace bug sucks the sap from the leaves and causes the formation of small, white to yellow spots. These spots grow larger and turn brown giving the appearance of scorched areas. Heavy infestation causes the leaf to dry, curl, and drop early. Severe leaf drop reduces yield.

 

 

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