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  • Date Photo Taken

    06 / 23 / 2013

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    Stone Mountain

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  • Posted by

    Alice Walker


I found numerous of these cone-shaped insects in a squash blossom. They are black and squiggly.


  • Alice Walker Leaf Lover says:

    Thanks for your comment, Marge. I don’t see them doing any damage, do you? Wish I could say the same for the squash vine borers. I lost 6 plants to them today. 🙁

    July 22nd, 2013 at 1:20pm

  • marge46 Apprentice says:

    I have them in my squash blossoms, too. They are less than 1/2 inch long and less than 1/16 inch wide. They do hop and they don’t like it when I put the blossom under water.

    July 21st, 2013 at 1:39am

  • Alice Walker Leaf Lover says:

    I’m going to post another picture. These critters are very small, only about 1/8″ long. Thanks for the help, y’all.

    June 25th, 2013 at 12:23pm

  • Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    hmmm…it doesn’t look like a leaf hopper and it is way too big for a thrips Can you get more pix from different angles?

    June 24th, 2013 at 12:41pm

  • Alice Walker Leaf Lover says:

    Thanks for the suggestion, Stone. The photo may be a bit deceiving. This creature is a squiggly thing, bending its body back and forth. It is very fast running, but does not fly or jump. There are many of them in each squash blossom. I have seem them in daisy flowers, too. I am leaning toward thrips. Does that seem likely to you? Thank you so much for the great link and for your help, Stone.

    June 24th, 2013 at 12:41pm

  • stone Master Identifier says:

    Looks like a leaf hopper.

    June 24th, 2013 at 8:15am

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