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Fuchsia leaves (Fuchsia sp.) damaged by capsid bugs. Capsid bugs feed on the sap of shoot tips and buds. As they feed; they secrete a toxic chemical in their saliva which kills cells immediately around the feeding area. As the leaf develops; the dead areas tear; leaving holes.
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