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bug ID help - Leaf-footed Bug

 
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I have oodles of Borage growing around in various places, yet these critters (ants of some sort?) are on one blossom of one Borage plant only, near as I can tell. I've never seen these before anywhere that I recall. Anone have a clue what I'm looking at?
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Baby bugs.  Lots of bugs (sucking insects) look the same as babies.  Could be Leaf-footed Bugs.
 
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Looks like assassin bug nymph's
 
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Tyler.... looks like you may have nailed it! Interesting that this one is on a wild cucumber and Borage tastes somewhat like cucumber. Thanks...
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Squash bug nymphs - I asked this question earlier this summer and sure 'nuff, I had an infestation that killed all my cucumbers!   I'm not sure how to reference another thread but here's a link,  there are photos and links to articles about them.

https://permies.com/t/87527/critters/ID-Assassin-bug
 
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Whichever they are, I just went out to 'do them in' and they're gone. it's raining lightly so maybe they took cover. Either way sounds like they're going to be a "bad bug". Thanks folks!
 
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[quote=Susan Pruitt]Squash bug nymphs [/quote]

Squash bug nymphs are grey.

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To Susan

This may be helpful... Pictures.

Nymphs, and adult laying eggs. As the eggs age, they darken to a darkish brown. https://vegcropshotline.org/article/squash-bugs-2/ From Purdue University

It's not a squash vine borer, as I understand it, they start out as a grub like thing, then pupate into an adult. http://articles.extension.org/pages/65684/biology-and-management-of-squash-vine-borer-in-organic-farming-systems Author from Cornell University.

Sooo.... So while your bug may damage squash, perhaps the id of your squash bug was a local name for it?
 
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