Watermelon Plants
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My watermelons are getting eaten by a black and red bug

Zone Menifee ca 9 zone | Bruce.briest29 added on September 28, 2019 | Answered

Some of the leaves are all curled up and look like black tiny bugs on some, and all the ends of the vine are eaten.

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BushDoctor
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Answered on September 30, 2019

I'm sorry, your photo did not come through. I will be unable to identify the pest at this time.

My best guess from the description will be a Boxelder Beetle, or one of the many "Squashbug" beetles.

Here are a few articles that will help you in the meantime: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/controlling-boxelder-bugs.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/organic/what-are-organic-pesticides.htm

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/special/organic/natural-home-pesticides-organic-garden-pest-control.htm

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