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Name: Tina
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chalyse
Jul 1, 2013 9:44 PM CST
This is a bug I've never seen before ... can anyone identify? My first thought was some kind of psychedelic ladybug, but I'm sure it may instead be a "foe"...

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OldGardener
Jul 2, 2013 7:30 AM CST

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It looks like a spotted cucumber beetle to me. The larvae feed on roots and the adults on leaves and blossoms. Although a foe, he/she is quite beautiful.
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Moonhowl
Jul 2, 2013 9:04 AM CST
I agree...Spotted Cucumber beetle....my husband calls them Diva beetles....beautiful but unpleasant and rude.... Whistling


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OldGardener
Jul 2, 2013 11:45 AM CST

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I like "Diva beetles" - very fitting!
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Moonhowl
Jul 2, 2013 12:05 PM CST
I agree Grin
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valleylynn
Jul 8, 2013 7:29 PM CST
They adore potato plants. I was fighting them all the time when we grew potatos. They also love dahlias. Sad

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twitcher
Aug 2, 2013 10:28 PM CST
I think that might be the bug that carries bacterial cucumber virus. Can anybody confirm? Around here, if I want to get cucumbers, I normally need to plant bacterial wilt resistant types.
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chelle
Aug 3, 2013 5:42 AM CST
valleylynn said:They adore potato plants. I was fighting them all the time when we grew potatos. They also love dahlias. Sad


Thank you for mentioning this, Lynn. I saw one on a blooming dahlia here -now I know that I'd better collect any I see off the plant.

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valleylynn
Aug 3, 2013 7:59 AM CST
I tip my hat to you. Good idea Chelle.

Twit, the adult insects transmit bacterial wilt and squash mosaic virus, and more. http://www.agrisk.umn.edu/cache/arl02957.htm
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Newyorkrita
Aug 4, 2013 2:07 PM CST
I have spotted cucumber beetles and striped ones too. Plus striped colorado potato beetles.
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valleylynn
Aug 6, 2013 5:49 PM CST
Crying
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Newyorkrita
Aug 6, 2013 5:54 PM CST
Hilarious! Not a great bunch of bugs to have around.

This seems to be the forum for IDing a pest. But I know what they are. Pest ID Forum but then no discussions on what to do about those pests.
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valleylynn
Aug 6, 2013 6:01 PM CST
Rita here is a thread that talks about some great ways to get rid of them. The thread "Insect Identification" in Pests and Diseases forum Hurray!
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Newyorkrita
Aug 6, 2013 6:29 PM CST
Confused I don't see any. Sad
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valleylynn
Aug 6, 2013 6:37 PM CST
Ways to get rid of the spotted cucumber beetle? There are a couple of methods on the above link to a thread for the beetles and grasshoppers.
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Newyorkrita
Aug 6, 2013 6:48 PM CST
OK, I will look again.
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Newyorkrita
Aug 6, 2013 6:56 PM CST
Ok a soap mixture with some windex added. I don't think I will be spraying my cucumber plants with that.
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chalyse
Sep 27, 2013 1:57 PM CST
I'm so glad I checked back to find out who this little critter was! Thanks all ... i can live with diluted soap and water and will try it next time i see the little diva Rolling on the floor laughing Thumbs up
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