Avocado lace bug confirmed on Hawaii Island

  • Varieties of avocados are susceptible to the lace bug recently identified on Hawaii Island. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • The avocado lace bug poses the latest threat to the island’s crop. (Courtesy photo/Hawaii Department of Agriculture)

  • Damage to avocado leaves from the lace bug. (Courtesy photo/University of California Riverside)

Another invasive pest has been identified on Hawaii Island, this time threatening avocado trees.