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ScholarAndAGent
Jun 2, 2020 9:31 PM CST
I went outside to find my zucchini and cucumber in this state. Looks like the leaves were eaten over night or the past two nights. What could have done this? Maybe a tomato hookworm?

I notice webby material. And the leaves that are left have these white spots on top.
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oneeyeluke
Jun 3, 2020 2:20 AM CST
Bug infestation of some kind, like spider mites or something of that nature.
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gardenfish
Jun 3, 2020 2:22 AM CST
Welcome! WOW, ok, what I'm seeing it two issues; disease and insects. The insect is most likely a caterpillar of some kind, I thought I saw some little black droppings on a leaf base in one of the pics, is that right? Well, that's caterpillar poop. As for the disease, see the white dots specks on the leaves, that appears to be a fungal disease, not sure which one. Neem oil could help with both, but it is an oil, and you will need to be very careful using it this time of the year because of the heat and intensity of the sun. Specially for you, because you are in Florida. So I would say use it at half strength, and spray either early in the morning or late in the afternoon. Good luck, and keep us posted. Crossing Fingers!
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Name: Lynda Horn
Arkansas (Zone 7b)
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gardenfish
Jun 3, 2020 2:23 AM CST
Nope, not spider mites.
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