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From Life Cycle of Bacterial Wilt Caused by Erwinia tracheiphila Factsheet

Beetles lay eggs near young plants and larva attack plant roots. Larvae pupate in soil and emerge as adults usually in August. Emerging adults become contaminated with bacteria upon feeding on infected plants.

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Link to Factsheet of the Life Cycle of Bacterial Wilt Caused by Erwinia tracheiphila

Link to the Bacterial Wilt of Cucurbits "Signature Symptoms" Factsheet

Refer also to Cucumber Beetles, Corn Rootworms, and Bacterial Wilt in Cucurbit factsheet