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#1 Cvans ONLINE  

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Posted July 21, 2020 - 03:16 PM

Was out in the Cucumbers and ran across this creator.  About the size of a medium sized Bumble Bee and sounds flies about the same. Has large saddle bags on it's hind legs and wings are narrow like a Wasp.. It wouldn't let me get close to it so this is the best shot I could get. Maybe someone could blow the photo up. 

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Posted July 21, 2020 - 03:36 PM

RUN for the hills, Chris. It’s a potato bug. Hehe, I don’t know what it is Chris, but I have seen something similar before. Do you think it’s chewin the leaves. ?


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Posted July 21, 2020 - 04:36 PM

Looks like something has been chewing on the leaves......


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Posted July 21, 2020 - 05:08 PM

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Don't know what it is. Kill it? lol


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Posted July 21, 2020 - 05:55 PM

Dunno! What does it taste like?


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Posted July 21, 2020 - 07:06 PM

Do you think it’s chewin the leaves. ?

 

Didn't really seem interested in the plant. More like it was looking for something under the leaves like a cutworm or something. 

 

 

Dunno! What does it taste like?

 

 

 

Chicken of course. 

 

Looks like something has been chewing on the leaves......

 

We are starting to see grasshoppers around here. 


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Posted July 22, 2020 - 01:00 AM

It's a squash vine borer and it's actually a moth. I don't know crap about bugs, so I did a google search. I can say one thing, I know what a white tailed hornet is, though. I started my Rugg mini mower the other day, not knowing there was a hornet's nest four feet away from the exhaust in a small shrub. The baffle is missing from the muffler so it's really loud. As soon as it started the hornets went into action against the threat. One hit the target, the top of my right hand. As soon as I felt it I looked at my hand and there was the nest hanging three to four feet away. In about a 100th of a second, I was 20 feet away, with the mower. Using that mower was not in the plans for the day, but it was Sunday, and when I engaged the deck belt on the Cub 147, the PTO belt shredded. My Allis B1 was down at my Mothers place, so the only thing that I had to mow with was the 1966 Rugg. I haven't started it since last year, but it it fired up. Since I had about an acre and a half to mow, I decided to change the oil and sharpen the blade. For a push mower with a seat, hood, and steering wheel, this thing has grease fittings everywhere. Since I had nothing else pressing to do, I figured that I would see if I could mow the whole place without this old machine blowing up. It puffed smoke here and there, but ran really good. About two hours or so later, I made the last pass. This thing is so small that when you sit on it, your knee caps point at the sky. Other than sun burned knee caps, a swollen right hand, a sore back, and the smell of burning oil, it was a good day. Anyway, here's a pic of that moth, a link about how the moths destroy vines, and a pic of the Rugg.

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Edited by classic, July 22, 2020 - 01:13 AM.

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Posted July 22, 2020 - 02:50 PM

It's a squash vine borer and it's actually a moth.

 

Thank you! That explains why it was hanging around the cucumber plants. Kind of a destructive little bugger. Thankfully we have planted way more cucumbers than we will ever need. We have giant pumpkins out there also but the stems are so large I don't think those bores will be a big problem. 

Wishing I had killed it now.  


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Posted July 25, 2020 - 01:10 PM

Hi Classic that is quite a story I enjoyed it and finding out about the bug good deal all the way around Oh and Chris keep your critters over the across the border :wave: I don't have any extra vine plants


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Posted July 25, 2020 - 04:55 PM

Around here, they LUV zuchini.



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Posted July 25, 2020 - 05:50 PM

Around here, they LUV zuchini.

 

They aren't real smart then are they. 

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