squash plants are wilting

marricgardensSeptember 2, 2012

I have noticed that most of the squash plants are wilting. I did a search and this is not the SVB or Cucumber Beetle. I only saw these bugs once (they are very good at hiding) and they are yellow with dots, hard shelled, diamond shaped and fast moving. Any ideas what they are? Sorry I don't have a picture but I'm going back out to try and see them. Marg

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edweather(Zone 5a/b Central NY)

I'll still vote for SVB's. Did you check the base of it very throughly?

    Bookmark   September 2, 2012 at 8:50PM
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laceyvail(6A, WV)

Could also be squash bug. The new hatchlings carry a wilt that kills the plant.

    Bookmark   September 3, 2012 at 6:55AM
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marricgardens

I went back out yesterday and all I saw was the SVB, none of these other ones. This other one was a distinctive diamond shape, didn't think the borers came in that shape. They were also about 3X the size of the borers. I didn't remember til later that the neighbour uses beneficials (a large market garden operation). We get them in our garden sometimes. Could this be a beneficial? Marg

    Bookmark   September 3, 2012 at 7:52AM
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edweather(Zone 5a/b Central NY)

Squash Vine Borers are little white larvae worms up to an inch long with two little black dots that look like eyes.

    Bookmark   September 3, 2012 at 11:07AM
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