Bug of the Week: Squash Bug

My son found this in a friend’s garden.

What’s that blur?

See it better this way?

An accident?

No, the squash bug gave off an odor when my son touched it. The fly was attracted to the odor, probably thinking it might find a free meal.

I don’t have 4D on the blog, so you’ll have to find a squash bug for yourself to see what it smells like 🙂


  1. Roan

    We call these bugs ‘stink bugs’. I tried to get a picture of one last night in the garden, but he came out blurry. This one is amazing, especially with the fly.

  2. The Sage Butterfly

    So far…I have not had very many of them on my squash and zucchini. I am hoping it stays that way. Maybe the birds are helping…

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