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    Helmeted Squash Bug - (Euthochtha galeator)

    The Helmeted Squash Bug loves to drink plant juices and can emit quite a stink if you bother it.

    Staff Writer (1/20/2014): 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.

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    Helmeted Squash Bug

    Category: True Bug
    Common name: Helmeted Squash Bug
    Scientific Name: Euthochtha galeator

      Kingdom: Animalia
       Phylum: Arthropoda
        Class: Insecta
         Order: Hemiptera
          Family: Coreidae
           Genus: Euthochtha
            Species: galeator

    Identifying Colors: brown, white

    Additional Descriptors: thighs, spikes, legs

    North American Reach (Though Not Limited To*): Alabama; Alaska; Arizona; Arkansas; California; Colorado; Connecticut; Delaware; Florida; Georgia; Hawaii; Idaho; Illinois; Indiana; Iowa; Kansas; Kentucky; Louisiana; Maine; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Mississippi; Missouri; Montana; Nebraska; Nevada; New Hampshire; New Jersey; New Mexico; New York; North Carolina; North Dakota; Ohio; Oklahoma; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Rhode Island; South Carolina; South Dakota; Tennessee; Texas; Utah; Vermont; Virginia; Washington; West Virginia; Wisconsin; Wyoming; Alberta; British Columbia; Manitoba; New Brunswick; Newfoundland and Labrador; Nova Scotia; Ontario; Prince Edward Island; Quebec; Saskatchewan; Mexico

    * Keep in mind that an insect's reach is not limited by lines on a map and therefore may appear in areas/regions/states beyond those listed above.

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