Probably the most important factor in the production or melon, cucumber, squash, pumpkin and other cucurbit plants In Iowa Is the control or their Insect enemies. Altho these plants are not liable to attack by many different kinds of Insect pests, they are frequently badly injured or even entirely destroyed by a few very destructive species. Some of these feed upon the foliage, others upon the flowers, while others bore Into the stem, the roots, or even Into the fruit.
Drake, C. J. and Harris, H. M., "Insect Enemies of Melons and Cucumbers in Iowa" (1926). Circular. Paper 90.