|GO WARRIOR BUGS! (Praying Mantis on Pumpkin Leaf)|
Thursday, July 19, 2012
Warrior Bugs Arrive!
The Warrior Bugs have arrived to save the day! I am not sure they can handle full grown squash bugs, but the nymphs are fair game! I noticed what at first glace seemed to be gray aphids, but in reality were squash bug nymphs. Boy, if I hadn't found the eggs they would have overrun the pumpkins by now. They have an incomplete metamorphosis, which means no caterpillar stage, just egg to nymph to adult. Egads! I still do a bug and egg check several times a day. Another mating pair got the soapy water this morning.