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Whats eating our cucumber and squash leaves.

Post  Sunsanvil on 6/14/2015, 10:56 am

Both our cucumber and squash (zucchini) are finally sprouting, but something is eating the first set of leaves (small dots eaten into the leaf).  They are tiny, and I mean TINY, flies of some sort.  I honestly thought they were specs of dust until I got a finger close and they took off.  They are so small that our netting boxes are no protection.

Any idea what they are and what might be done about them?


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Re: Whats eating our cucumber and squash leaves.

Post  CapeCoddess on 6/14/2015, 3:48 pm

Sounds like flea beetles. I had them 3 years ago but I can't remember what I did to get rid of them, if anything.
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Post  Judy McConnell on 6/14/2015, 6:21 pm

Would diatomaceous earth work?
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Post  camprn on 6/14/2015, 6:48 pm

Flea beetles and a jumping critter and don't typically fly. If it is flea beetles, they have a brief life cycle and are self limiting. The plants should bounce back nicely.

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Post  yolos on 6/14/2015, 8:33 pm

Flea beetles must have two life cycles in the summer here in Georgia.  They hit my eggplant in the spring and then eventually went away.  They are back again.
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Post  camprn on 6/14/2015, 10:54 pm

Yolos, that sounds about right.

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Post  Sunsanvil on 6/15/2015, 7:54 am

camprn wrote:Flea beetles and a jumping critter and don't typically fly.

Could be they jump off when I get a finger near them (as oppose to flying). They are so tiny its hard to see exactly. Smile
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