Ask a Question forum: Small rusty spots on Hass avocado leaves

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Yunnan, China
Jun 22, 2017 7:16 PM CST
I just noticed these rusty looking blotches on the leaves, I'm not sure whether it's contagious or whether they are caused by thrips either. Any idea what this may be? Thank you.

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Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
Jun 22, 2017 7:33 PM CST
Your first photo looks like white flies, but Avocados get several type of mite too. Persea mite is the most common here. That's what the damage looks like to me.

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