Ento-musings from the University of Kentucky Department of Entomology

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

New Squash Bug Video

Agents from the Christian and Muhlenberg County Cooperative Extension offices have worked together to produce a terrific new video about squash bugs. The new video is very nice because it shows all of the squash bug life stages (egg, nymph, and adult) and it also shows examples of damage caused by the bug.

As any gardener knows, squash bugs are very common pests in the summer vegetable patch. They attack a variety of cucurbit crops, and they cause damage by removing sap and by transmitting Yellow Vine Decline.

See the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SFMDcGDQOTY

And you can read more about squash bugs and their control on our online factsheet, ENT-314: Squash vine borer and squash bug.

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