Helmeted Squash Bug (Euthochtha galeator)
Detailing the physical features, habits, territorial reach and other identifying qualities of the Helmeted Squash Bug.
Updated: 1/20/2014; Authored By Staff Writer; Content ©www.InsectIdentification.org
The Helmeted Squash Bug loves to drink plant juices and can emit quite a stink if you bother it.
The Helmeted Squash Bug is considered a pest of plants in the squash family, like pumpkins, gourds and zucchini. Adults feed on plant juices to the point of destroying the plant rendering it inedible for human consumption.
They range across the entire North American continent. They can be found in forests, fields, gardens and on shrubs. The Helmeted Squash Bug, like all Leaf-Footed Bugs, can emit an malodorous secretion when disturbed or threatened.