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Old June 5, 2015   #1
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Default Insect identification on squash

Can anyone help me identify this insect? It resembles an Asian ladybug, but since it is munching on a squash leaf, I suspect it is something else entirely.
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This it?
https://extension.umd.edu/learn/doub...-squash-beetle
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Yep, what JamesL said. Mexican bean beetle is your foe.
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Dang, squished one on a tomato yesterday. Wonder if that's why my bean seedlings look so sad?
The cowpeas look fine, though.
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Dang, squished one on a tomato yesterday. Wonder if that's why my bean seedlings look so sad?
The cowpeas look fine, though.
Cowpeas do really good in the Americas compared to other legumes.
Probably because they have little or no natural enemies.

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Cowpeas do really good in the Americas compared to other legumes.
Probably because they have little or no natural enemies.

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Except aphids. In AZ, they were magnets for them.
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Except aphids. In AZ, they were magnets for them.
Aphids plants and all as you know by my past posts are death by fire at my house.
Only two times have I had them in 10 years.
My hard core blitzkrieg(lightning war) eradication plan works.
I patrol my yard every day for these things.
If I see them kerosine and fire is in order plant parts and all.
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Yes, I have a squash beetle it would seem. Thanks!
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A light dusting of Sevin dust or a spray of Sevin very late in the evening will take care of them for a while if it doesn't rain.

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