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.
Download UH Field ID Guide | UF Field Guide
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