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Squash Bug Nymph

Anasa tristis

Description:

I started seeing these tiny golden/bronze eggs in little clusters on my pumpkin leaves. Then they hatched into these bugs. They ate all of the leaves and caused the vines to die. A few of the pumpkins also had little holes bored through them, but I'm not sure if those were caused by these or some other bugs.

Habitat:

Pumpkin and squash patches. (They did not eat any of the other vegetables in my garden, just the pumpkins.)

Notes:

Thanks to KeithRoragen for the ID.

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1 Comment

JessicaGalarza
JessicaGalarza 8 years ago

@KiethRoragen, Thank you for the ID suggestion! I looked at your source, and that is exactly what they are. Although I wonder why the bugs did not attack my squashini as well... maybe they don't like hybrid species? But now I know to keep an eye out for these bugs next time I plant squash or pumpkins. Thank you very much!

JessicaGalarza
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JessicaGalarza

Maryland, USA

Spotted on Aug 28, 2012
Submitted on Nov 14, 2012

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