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anasa tristis

  • n  large black American bug that sucks sap of vines of the gourd family
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  • Allsup: How to deal with squash bugs
    Squash bugs (Anasa tristis) eat up squash, melons and pumpkins every year, causing many failed crops for gardeners. Adults and the younger nymphs suck the sap from the plants and feed on the fruits, causing moderate to severe plant damage. The feeding damage causes spots, yellowing and browning of leaves and fruits. Ultimately, the runners or side shoots of the plant can be destroyed, and the ...
    Aug. 3, 2013 - The Pantagraph

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