Alert! Avocado Lace Bug, Pseudacysta perseae, new pest found on Oahu.

Avocado Lace Bug (Pseudacysta perseae) reduces overall vigor of the tree causing premature leaf drop. If you find any insect you’re not sure about take a sample to the Extension office and have it identified.  
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Figure 1. Adult and nymphs of the avocado lace bug, Pseudacysta perseae (Heidemann). Photograph by James Castner, University of Florida.

• Adults are about 0.08 inch (2 mm), have black heads and yellow-tan wings with a black line across the width
• Immature lace bugs are mostly black to black-brown
• eggs are covered with black feces and laid on the undersides of leaves

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