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Strange markings on zucchini

Squash    None Given

I picked my zucchini today and found these strange markings on a couple of them. Anyone have any idea what this is from? Insect?


Posted by: Jennifer Owenburg (2 points) Jennifer Owenburg
Posted: September 3, 2016


deactivated commented,
almost looks man made.
almost 4 years ago.

Sheena Sidhu commented,
It looks like it could be damage from a leafminer (which is a pest group that consists of moth, fly and beetle larvae), but, as the name suggests, they typically feed on leaves although some species do feed on fruit. Rindworms are another type of pest that could cause this type of damage, but usually the damage is an irregular pattern. I don't see any frass or entry/exit markings of possible pests, and this pattern is really usual, so this could be something else entirely, possibly human-made as Kellie suggests. Do you see any similar damage on leaves?
almost 4 years ago.



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Adult Squash Beetle is the culprit. Junior Master Gardeners in my area had this exact thing happen and figured it out


Posted by: Jennifer Owenburg (2 points) Jennifer Owenburg
Posted: September 5, 2016




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It looks like it could be damage from a leafminer (which is a pest group that consists of moth, fly and beetle larvae), but, as the name suggests, they typically feed on leaves although some species do feed on fruit. Rindworms are another type of pest that could cause this type of damage, but usually the damage is an irregular pattern. I don't see any frass or entry/exit markings of possible pests, and this pattern is really usual, so this could be something else entirely, possibly human-made as Kellie suggests. Do you see any similar damage on leaves?


Posted by: Sheena Sidhu (19 points) Sheena Sidhu
Posted: September 5, 2016


Jennifer Owenburg commented,
Apparently it's an adult squash beetle! Lol!
almost 4 years ago.



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I wonder if perhaps this is slug damage? Check at night to see if they are present


Posted by: David Hughes (54 points) David Hughes
Posted: September 5, 2016




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