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Episode 58 Squash Bug (Pest Series)

Squash Bugs


Harmful Stages and Damage: Nymph and Adult. Yellow Vine Decline
Complete or Incomplete: Incomplete – egg, nymph, adult
Appearance : Brownish or greyish with large body
Order: Hemiptera – true bug
Eggs: Bronze footballs found on underside of vine leaves.
Other Stages: Nymphs are small adults with white bodies and black legs.
Eats them: Spiders, ground beetles
Eats: Cucurbits
Plant Controls: Radishes, nasturtium, mint, marigold
Notes: Mechanical control. Place a wooden plank in the garden and they will gather underneath it.