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farmerbob919
May 21, 2018 5:25 PM CST
Hello all, I planted a elevated raised bed about a month ago, everything is growing fine but today I noticed one if my cucumber plants top leaves look like this. Notice one is kinda shrunk and drawn in. Should I worry?

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DaisyI
May 21, 2018 8:57 PM CST
I suspect you are having an insect invasion. My first thought was aphids but then I noticed that beetle sitting on the post on the right side of your photo.
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FoolOnTheHill
May 21, 2018 10:40 PM CST
DaisyI said:I suspect you are having an insect invasion. My first thought was aphids but then I noticed that beetle sitting on the post on the right side of your photo.


That beetle is a lightning bug, and it's a beneficial insect, so don't kill it. It's not hurting your cukes. However, from the picture, I also suspect an insect chewing on the edges while young, leaving scarred distorted leaves.

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