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Aug 3, 2016 7:51 AM CST
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Zone 5, Northern Illinois
These green suckers are destroying my pumpkin blooms! What are they and how can they be stopped?!?
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Aug 3, 2016 8:14 AM CST
Name: Sue
Ontario, Canada (Zone 4b)
Annuals Native Plants and Wildflowers Keeps Horses Dog Lover Daylilies Region: Canadian
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They look like northern corn rootworm:

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

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.
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Aug 11, 2016 2:27 PM CST
Name: Philip Becker
Fresno California (Zone 8a)
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
Anything i say, could be misrepresented, or wrong.
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