Melon Worm

Diaphania hyalinata

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Melon worms are elongate greenish larvae with darker head that cause severe feeding damage to vines and fruit of most melons. Closely related to the pickle worm that attack cucumbers. In areas that never receive frost (southern Texas and Florida), melon worms may be a year round problem.

Consult the Vegetable IPM Web Site for recommended controls of this pest.

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