Pests and Diseases forum: Need help with bugs please!

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Zone 5, Northern Illinois
Kvent42
Aug 3, 2016 7:51 AM CST
These green suckers are destroying my pumpkin blooms! What are they and how can they be stopped?!?
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Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
Aug 3, 2016 8:14 AM CST
They look like northern corn rootworm:

http://bugguide.net/node/view/679640/bgpage

There are leafhoppers in the picture too. You could try spraying the beetles directly with insecticidal soap. It works better on soft-bodied insects but may still work.
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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Philipwonel
Aug 11, 2016 2:27 PM CST
i believe squash bugs or cucumber beatles.there suckers.spray w malathion w 1Tbl dawn dishsoap to gal.water every 7 days.or bio! Use Pyrethrim or Neem Oil. They boogers to kill. Good luck ! Grumbling

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