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Insects Feeding
on these Plants:

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Cucurbita spp.
(Gourds) [Cucurbitaceae]
(Observations are from Milne & Milne, Rider, Covell, Needham et al., Pepper, Robinson & Bradley, ScaleNet)

Coleoptera (Beetles)
Chrysomelidae: Acalymma vittata (Striped Cucumber Beetle) MM1980, Diabrotica undecimpunctata (Spotted Cucumber Beetle) [larvae bore through stems & roots, adults feeds on leaves, flowers, & young fruits] MM1980, Epitrix cucumeris (Potato Flea Beetle) Ndm1928


Heteroptera (True Bugs)
Coreidae: Anasa tristis (Squash Bug) MM1980; Pentatomidae: Euschistus servus [polyphagous] Rid2009

Homoptera (Sucking Insects)
Aphididae: Macrosiphum euphorbiae (Potato Aphid) [polyphagous] Pp1965 RB1965; Pseudococcidae:
Phenacoccus solenopsis (Solenopsis Mealybug) [feeds on foliage & sometimes roots, polyphagous; widespread] SN2014

Lepidoptera (Butterflies, Skippers, & Moths)
Arctiidae: Melittia cucurbitae (Squash Vine Borer Moth) [larvae bore into lower stems of vines] Cv2005 MM1980; Pyralidae: Diaphania hyalinata (Melonworm Moth) [larvae prefer to feed on foliage] Cv2005, Diaphania nitidalis (Pickleworm Moth) [larvae feed on tender stems, flowers, & fruits] Cv2005
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