Six-legged arthropods

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What is the name of this beetle, and is he eating my squash plant?

What is the name of this little beetle? As you can see in the bottom right, the leaves of my two week old squash plant have big gaping holes with bite marks in them. Could he and his friends be the ...
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What's the difference between hay, and stick bundles for beneficial insects?

I can easily get hay, because my neighbor mows the ditches near me, so I was wondering what exactly the difference between using hay (keeps grass down) for cover, and a pile of sticks for cover is. ...
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Are these primary or secondary verbena pests?

I posted before about the powdery mildew affecting my verbena plants. I have now observed that some leaves have died, and small (1 mm or less) insects are present. They're mobile so not eggs, white ...