canteloupe plants - Knowledgebase Question

San Jacinto, Ca
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Question by fdpullen
August 16, 2010
What are the little black spots on the under side of the leaves of my cantaloupe plants and what should I do about them? Thanks, Frank

Answer from NGA
August 16, 2010
I can't tell for sure without examining the leaves, but the black spots could be aphids or they might be damage from squash bugs or might even indicate the first signs of a disease. Try washing them off. If they move, spray them with insecticidal soap. Hope this helps!

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