What's eating my zucchini leaves?

Sarah Nave
by Sarah Nave
  5 answers
  • Douglas Hunt Douglas Hunt on Apr 23, 2013
    I'm guessing cucumber beetle. For photos and strategies, see: http://www.ipm.ucdavis.edu/PMG/r116300511.html
  • Sarah Nave Sarah Nave on Apr 23, 2013
    I have never seen one in my garden! Are the sneaky? Also, any tips on transplanting this? We are looking to move and I am just starting to get squash on the plant and will be so bummed to have to leave it. My local nursery does house calls and I am wondering if this is something I should enlist them to help me with.
  • Sarah Nave Sarah Nave on Apr 23, 2013
    Oh and if they don't eat the zucchini or damage them, are the zucchini still edible for me?
  • Douglas Hunt Douglas Hunt on Apr 24, 2013
    I've never tried transplanting zucchini at that point, Sarah. I guess you have nothing to lose if you are moving. The beetle's damage will have no effect on your zucchini's edibility.
  • 1di361646 1di361646 on Oct 21, 2014
    Turn the leaves over and see if there's white 'dots' which could be mites. To me it looks like it's being eaten from the back. I use Seven powder on anything that has leaf trouble. But on my moon flowers it is a fat ugly worm. Get them off the plant and the leaves start growing the next dsy.