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

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
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
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
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
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

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
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
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
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Where is the best place to order cucumber seed?
I would like to order some of the long skinny cucumber...
Pole Beans in my area Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Hi everyone! Last season, (I think it was not til around...
I really messed up, who can help? Tomato expert needed...
I planted beefsteak and July 4th tomatoes and didn't...
Experiment Results: Growing vegetables in different soil-less mixes
If someone are interested to follow an experiment to...
Jacques (MP, South Africa) S
Dang it! I've done it again.. 3 years in a row I've gotten injured..
It's time to get in the garden, but I hurt my back...
wertach zone 7-B SC
Sponsored Products
Green & White Faux Flowers
$429.90 | Horchow
Wood Tub With Chalkboard
$24.99 | zulily
Red Carpet Studios Patriot Chimes Multicolor - 15171
$17.70 | Hayneedle
Balljoint Rose Gold 3-tier Corner Rack
Set of 3 Decorative Birch Trees
$29.99 | Dot & Bo
Jaipur Naturals Lucia Achelle Area Rug - RUG112504
$184.00 | Hayneedle
Safavieh Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug: Safavieh Rugs Bohemian Caramel 8 ft. x 10 ft.
Home Depot
Pure Essence Design Charcoal Rectangular: 9 Ft. x 12 Ft. Rug
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™