Avocado Trees
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bug that lays eggs in immature avocados

Zone 4565 | heather reid added on September 5, 2016 | Answered

Avocados end up with lumps over the skin, don't mature and fall off prematurely. What can I do use to prevent this? Thanks, Heather

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    Alisma
    Certified GKH Gardening Expert
    Answered on September 5, 2016

    Have you seen the actual bugs or the eggs inside the fruit? A picture or description of what they look like would help with identification.

    Otherwise, this visual guide to symptoms will help you identify the problem:

    http://ipm.ucanr.edu/PMG/C008/m008fpfrtdmg.html

    As this article describes, caterpillars, thrips, scale insects, and others can feed on avocado fruits:

    https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/edible/fruits/avocado/avocado-pests-and-diseases.htm

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