Squash Plants
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Can you identify the problem and solution to the damage on these squash plant leaves?

Zone 63122, Zone 6a | paulhasak added on May 30, 2019 | Answered

This seems to occur every year

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GKH_Susan
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Answered on May 31, 2019

Most likely it is from squash beetles. They are larger than ladybugs but similar looking. They eat the leaves leaving a lacey or skeletonized appearance. You can pick them off and drop them in a pan of water with a couple tablespoons of dishwashing liquid.
Here is more information:
http://ipm.uconn.edu/documents/raw2/html/672.php?aid=672

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