They are plentiful right now, which tends to make me suspicious. I'm noticing them around the Brussels sprouts and zucchini, but they may be congregating elsewhere too.

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Likely the striped cucumber beetle who is there for the zucchini. However as J B S Haldane said "The creator, if he exists, has an inordinate fondness for beetles". With over 400,000 species it may be a look a like. These guys cause a bacterial wilt and row covers are the best organic control. Site cleanup in the fall helps reduce the spring population

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