Avocado Lace Bug
Class: Insecta(Real insects), Order: Hemiptera(Half-wings), superfamily: Tingoidea, Family: Tingidae, Genus: Pseudacysta, Species:
Pseudacysta perseae (Hemiptera: Tingidae)
Source of new pest alert: Janis N. Matsunaga - Entomologist
Plant Pest Control Branch - Hawaii Department of Ag.
A new pest of avocado has been identified on Oahu, Hawaii. Pseudacysta perseae (Hemiptera: Tingidae), avocado lace bug, is a new state record for Hawaii and was first detected in Pearl City in December 2019. It has also been found in the Waialua area.
Please report any new infestations to Hawaii Department of Agriculture, Plant Pest Control Branch. We are determining distribution and would like to prevent the spread of this new invasive species.
LINKS TO INFO:
New Pest Advisory for the Avocado Lace Bug 3-31-2020
Avocado Lace Bug Field ID Photo Guide
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