The Squash Bug, Anasa Tristis (Heteroptera: Coreidae): A Potential Greenhouse Pest of Beit Alpha Cucumber
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Rondon, Silvia I., Daniel J. Cantliffe, and James F. Price. 2004. “The Squash Bug, Anasa Tristis (Heteroptera: Coreidae): A Potential Greenhouse Pest of Beit Alpha Cucumber: HS992/HS233, 10/2004”. EDIS 2004 (16). Gainesville, FL.


The squash bug, Anasa tristis (DeGeer) (Heteroptera: Coreidae), is considered an important pest of cucurbits in open fields in the U.S. (Bonjour and Fargo, 1989; Cook and Neal, 1999). In the greenhouse, the squash bug can infest Beit alpha cucumber causing considerable damage (Rondon et al., 2003) (Fig. 2). This document is HS992, one of a series of the Horticultural Sciences Department, Florida Cooperative Extension Service, Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, University of Florida. Publication date: October 2004.
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