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    Default Possibly a flea beetle?

    Last night I saw one and another this morning on my cucumbers, when I went to inspect it leapt. One was brown , one dark with spots ?
    I don't use chemicals and not had these before ( if that's what they are) . What can I do?

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    With my eyes I doubt I would see them but never suffered them on my cucumbers....you can use sticky traps to reduce them.
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    Have looked up their size, not one of those . More a 1cm+ size. Have looked up cucumber beetle, wrong colouring. I don't know what they were

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    Not all beetles are bad, some are good pollinators
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    As long as they don't wreck my greenhouse that's fine il keep an eye out

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    Check your plants to see if the leaves etc are OK - if they are, then you can ignore the beetles.
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    Theres some black dots on some cuc leaves and i caught one.

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    It's a type of froghopper don't know which species and don't know if he's a plant eater. I leave them to it. I like them. They're the little things that emerge form the cuckoo spit you find on your plants in late spring.
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