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Avocado Lace Bug

Avocado tree varieties vary in susceptibility to avocado lace bugs. Hass avocados (a Mexican-Guatemalan hybrid) can be severely damaged by lace bug outbreaks and West Indian x Guatemalan avocado hybrids appear to be particularly resistant to attack.

Adult avocado lace bugs are small-winged insects about 2 mm in length with black bodies, yellow legs and antennae. They live in colonies on the lower surfaces of leaves, often with adults, eggs and nymphs together.

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