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cuc beetles wilt = what plants?

I read that cucumber beetles can carry bacterial wilt to cucurbits - but it seems like they are affecting more. I have never had wilt before and it is hitting my peppers, zucchini, squash, honeydew (but not watermelons - yet). Is this possible, they devastated my cucumbers already?

Can they affect tomatoes and peppers?

Thanks, Don OH

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Re: cuc beetles wilt = what plants?

Fusarium wilt can get tomatoes and peppers, and it's pretty common.

Bacterial wilt in cucumbers can spread to melons and squash, zucchini. They all fall into the cucurbit family, and the bugs will use them as hosts just as well as cucumbers.
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