Tropical Gardening: Avocado Lace Bug continues to cause damage

  • Photo courtesy of Voltaire Moise The Avocado Lace Bug is again causing damage to avocado leaves thus affecting fruit quality.

Last year’s avocado defoliation due to the Avocado Lace Bug raised havoc with fruit production. Exposed fruit is quickly sunburned and that affected the quality. University of Hawaii entomologists had hoped that this season might be better with natural predators reducing the lace bug population. So far, this does not seem to be the case.