Squash Beetle is Active in Hocking County

A bug that has been found in Hocking County starting in early summer is the Squash Beetle.  It was originally found on honeydew and muskmelon plants.

Squash Beetle adult on muskmelon leaf with feeding damage


They have migrated from the fruit to a nearby planting of mouse melon and have started to feed on the leaves and breeding.

Squash Beetle larvae on mouse melon leaf


University of Maryland Factsheet –> Squash Beetle


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