Helmeted Squash Bug (Euthochtha galeator)

CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Helmeted Squash Bug (Euthochtha galeator)

One of the leaf-footed bugs. Said to cause damage to citrus, but I’ve yet to find any on my citris, they seem to stick with other plants such as Bidens alba and grasses which don’t reflect any damage.

biocontrol: Eggs may be paratizes by chalicid wasps and adults are attacked by a tachinid fly (Trichopoda pennipes), so don’t use pesticides which would kill the beneficials who control these guys.

Learn: http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/orn/flowers/euthochtha_galeator.htm

Shown on Florida Native Plant: Bidens alba

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