See my previous post . . . Nemesis in our garden
I discovered these odd, prickly bugs all over a summer squash plant in a nearby garden plot. Curious, I found out what these little prickers were.
The young larvae look like evil little prickly pears. They are bright yellow and covered with of spiny black hairs. They will grow quickly and pupate, then the bright orange and black spotted adults will appear. They are one of the largest lady beetles in Eastern North America where they range.
These bugs are ravenous and will destroy squash plants. Don't let they lady looks fool you. Squash these squash bugs!