Squash Beetles – Not a Gardener’s Friend
Squash beetles may not be as destructive as squash bugs and squash vine borers, but they can leave their imprint on your plants. Squash beetles are in the same insect family as the beneficial ladybug beetle. Unlike ladybugs that eat other insects like aphids, squash beetles feast on squash leaves. Squash beetles' munching habits leave behind skeletonized leaves with reduced nutrient transferability.