Monday, June 13, 2011

The Squash Bug


The other day I was at my sister's place where I came across this unique bug on the long bean climber. I have never seen anything like this before. I took quite a few shots but it made no attempt to fly away. Checking online later, I think it comes closest to the description of the squash bug. A pest in the garden! These bugs suck sap pumpkins, melons and other cucurbits. The long bean climber had cucumber plants as its immediate neighbours. No wonder!
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6 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Wow! Never seen one like that and I'm not sure I want to! Your photos work perfectly!! Enjoy!

Sylvia

Ginny said...

It is camouflaged to look like a dead leaf!

lotusleaf said...

It has an unusual shape. I haven't seen this bug before.

Stephanie said...

This is one strange looking bug Kanak. It can hide well among dried or brown leaves.

Anita Kumar said...

What a beautiful pest!

One said...

I haven't seen this one though I'm quite sure there are squash bugs out there. It is beautiful. It looks squashed! :)