Our pumpkin, about ten pounds, stretches the vine as it gains weight. It will soon become part of a ham/lentil or seven bean soup or just boiled and eaten with butter.
I did not know it until last night, but the leaves of pumpkin are fine food for Phyllophaga portorricencis. These insects were discovered feasting on it, while another culprit was in my dear Capsicum frutescens.
The damage is aesthetic. These beetles were featured before munching on Coccoloba uvifera and all my Hibiscus.
As I grow older, at this stage I care not if they chew or not. I am not going to get rid of them.
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