Squash Vine borers

Asked May 17, 2020, 12:59 PM EDT

When are squash Vine borers expected to be active this year?

Baltimore County Maryland

1 Response

We have not heard of any activity yet. But this can change soon because typically the moths start laying eggs in May. In June, the eggs hatch and the larvae bore into the stems. Please see the information from our website that provides a photo of what the adult moth looks like,
https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/topics/squash-vine-borer-vegetables

Deb