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Squashbug Beetle Andy

Squash bugs Mating  (Coreus Marginatus)

Squash bugs are also known as Brown Squash Bug, Leaf-footed Bugs and Dock Bug. A very common beetle, which can be found in gardens, meadows and forests. The nymphs feed on dock and other similar low growing plant. They have two piercing mouth parts in front of their head between its antennae to spear plants from which they feed.  Adults mate and lay eggs in the spring, and there is one generation a year, length 13-15mm. Adults and nymphs live in groups and hibernate at all stages. To avoid predators they eject a very smelly poison.