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Avocado Lace Bug and Its Damage

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Damage

Feeding damage of avocado lace bug
Discolored leaf patches, the initial damage from adults and nymphs on the underside of leaves sucking sap.

Feeding damage of avocado lace bug
Severe necrosis after sustained feeding by lace bugs.
Lace bug
Avocado lace bug, Pseudacysta perseae,  adults, nymphs, and excrement
Adults have a blackish head and thorax. Their abdomen and wing covers are variably colored, typically black, tan, and translucent or whitish.
Avocado lace bug, Pseudacysta perseae,  adults, nymphs, and excrement
Nymphs are mostly blackish or dark brown bugs with tan or light blotches. Eggs are laid within black blobs of lace bug excrement.

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