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August 14, 2011


New plant this year (cucumbers)
New pest this year (pickleworms)

After being tipped off by Mrs cohutt that a worm had taken up residence in a cucumber harvested earlier this week, I spotted the dreaded pile o’ frass on a couple yesterday:

(For those who have forgotten my squash vine borer and tomato fruit worm posts last summer, frass= worm or more accurately caterpillar sh*t.)

I decided I would investigate since where there is frass, there is a frassing insect….


The guilty party, a pickelworm

I thought it odd that the cucumbers would get these where the “preferred” summer squash was nearby. (The mrs cohutt informed me that they have been in some of the squash too.)


Lots of luck (see link above).

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Mr. C permalink
    August 14, 2011 8:37 pm

    Does a smart*** worm leave sassyfrass?

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