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Squash Bug , Orange-tipped Leaf-footed Bug
Zingiberaceae
Zingiber
Type: Insect
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General information about Squash Bug , Orange-tipped Leaf-footed Bug :

Anasa tristis of the family Coreidae is a major pest of squash and pumpkins, and is a vector of Yellow Vine Decline disease. These bugs can emit an unpleasant odor when disturbed.
This is the "squash bug" of North America, but properly it is known as Orange-tipped Leaf-footed Bug since "squash bug" is a name applied to any common Coreidae that include Cucurbita among their host plants in Europe for example the Dock Bug (Coreus marginatus) is "the" squash bug.

This pest causes problems by:

Vine crops...Sucks sap and injects a toxin that causes wilting and death.

How to get rid of it:

* Hand pick bugs.
* Keep the garden free of debris and hiding places.
* Use trellises to raise the plant off the ground.
* Plant marigolds, radishes, tansy, or nasturtiums nearby.
* Dust with wood ashes or lime.
* Use row cover.




Squash Bug , Orange-tipped Leaf-footed Bug
Squash Bug , Orange-tipped Leaf-footed Bug - January 06, 2010

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