Squash Vine Borer Moth Sighting

I told you I would update you when we started catching Squash Vine Borer moths…and then I also said that I didn’t expect to see any quite yet, since it’s been cool. Boy was I wrong about that!

Yesterday morning, this guy was in the trap. I hope this SVB Moth was an anomaly, because our squash plants are barely up out of the ground yet! (This morning there was a second moth in the trap as well.)

Still…if you have squash plants, you might want to think about spraying them if you’ve had lots of trouble with squash vine borer in the past.

SVB Count:

5/24: 1 moth

5/25: 2 moths (1 new)

About Rebecca

I'm a Horticulture Educator with Sedgwick County Extension, a branch of K-State Research and Extension, located in Wichita, KS. I teach about fruits, vegetables, and herbs.

Posted on May 25, 2011, in Insects Abound! and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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