Beansie_time
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Please help identify this bug and these eggs

I was watering today and out from under one of my zucchini plants crawls this guy:
[img]https://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg40/beansie_time/beetle.jpg[/img]

I checked under the leaves of that plant and found these little horrors:
[img]https://i244.photobucket.com/albums/gg40/beansie_time/eggs.jpg[/img]

I'm assuming it's harmful since it laid eggs on my plant. well at least the eggs are harmful, maybe they didn't come from this bug. I have a spray bottle of organic insecticidal soap I bought at Home Depot, but I'm hesitant to use it until I know what this is because I still need bugs to help pollinate my squash and zukes. Any info is helpful...
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applestar
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Location: Zone 6, NJ (3/M)4/E ~ 10/M

Squash bug or stink bug. Roll/rub those egg off and check often.
Do they look like metal and sparkle in the sun? I gave them to the kids to pretend they were panned gold.... 8)

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Fig3825
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2 votes for [url=https://ipm.ncsu.edu/ag295/html/squash_bug.htm]Suash Bug[/url]

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