Pumpkin and squash-Nitidulid beetle

Several species

Pest description and crop damage Nitidulid beetles are shiny black beetles about 0.19 inch long. The pollen-seeking adults damage flowers. Browned flowers are unattractive to pollinators.

Management-chemical control: HOME USE

  • pyrethrins-Some formulations are OMRI-listed for organic use.

Management-chemical control: COMMERCIAL USE

Effective chemicals previously used for control are no longer registered for use.