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jnunez918
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Name that bug...

It won't stay still to get a pic but it looks like a yellow ladybug and I'm pretty sure its what is eating my squash leaves. Will my basic organic pesticide work?
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Oh, that's Steve. Generally, bugs named Steve are squash or potato ladybird beetles or close relatives; pyrethrum/pyrethroids are quite effective against them, as is tobacco juice (steep a couple of Marlboros, sans filter, in a glass jar full of water to make this).

So, does Steve look like [url=https://bugguide.net/node/view/56378]this (click)[/url] or [url=https://bugguide.net/node/view/40983]this (click)[/url] or [url=https://bugguide.net/node/view/230733]this (click)[/url] Or something else?

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I did some googling and think its the spotted cucumber beetle
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lorax wrote:Oh, that's Steve. Generally, bugs named Steve are squash or potato ladybird beetles or close relatives; pyrethrum/pyrethroids are quite effective against them, as is tobacco juice (steep a couple of Marlboros, sans filter, in a glass jar full of water to make this).

So, does Steve look like [url=https://bugguide.net/node/view/56378]this (click)[/url] or [url=https://bugguide.net/node/view/40983]this (click)[/url] or [url=https://bugguide.net/node/view/230733]this (click)[/url] Or something else?
Darn it, Lorax! And here I've been calling them George all this time! No wonder they don't like to hang around here very long! LMFAO
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Kisal, George is a much bigger beatle than Steve is.... LMFAO When I run across bugs named George in the garden, they're normally the large pollinator scarabs, like this guy.

[img]https://i256.photobucket.com/albums/hh196/HabloPorArboles/Best%20Photography/Wildlife/DSCN2367.jpg[/img]

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https://www.google.com/search?q=spotted+cucumber+beetle&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&client=safari&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=PkSUT6HaHOfe2AWvvpHzBA&biw=1024&bih=672&sei=QkSUT7qECefO2gWC1d3tBA


Help! They are everywhere! I actually watched them fly back after I walked away. My regular organic pesticide doesn't seem to have worked. I just bought neem oil and gonna give that a try.
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