What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination

Subject: underside of zucchini leaves
Location: northeast ohio
July 22, 2014 4:18 pm
A friend who runs a small busy found these on the underside of a leaf. This was today, so high summer. We want to know what this is and whether they will damage the pants
Signature: golly

Squash Bug Hatchlings

Squash Bug Hatchlings

Dear golly,
These are eggs and newly hatched Squash Bugs,
Anasa tristis, and there is on older, but still immature individual near the center of the group.  You can compare your image to this excellent series of images on BugGuide.  Squash Bugs will not damage your pants, but according to BugGuide:  “the most injurious coreid in FL causes wilting and blackening of leaves; can transmit cucurbit yellow vine disease.”  While they will not damage your pants, the are quite injurious to squash plants.  As you can see from the BugGuide Data page, they are not limited in range to Florida. 

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: northeast Ohio

2 Responses to Squash Bug Hatchlings will NOT damage PANTS

  1. Grace says:

    Squash Bug Hatchlings will NOT damage PANTS

    This post appears to have a typo (missing the “L” in plants)… thought you might want to know in case you wish to correct it, thanks for sharing!

    • bugman says:

      We do not make corrections in identification requests, so our response was directly related to the inquiry about damaging “pants.”
      P.S. Many people also want “buts” identified.

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