viduatus were collected from squirting cucumber in nature.
This pest was determined first time on squirting cucumber in Hatay province in 24October 2004.
In laboratory studies, it was determined that BWB can complete its life cycle on watermelon and squirting cucumber but nymphs hatching (Figure 3a, b) from eggs left by adult on cucumber and bottle gourds could not reach adult stage and complete its life cycle.
However, squirting cucumber is one of the natural host plants of some viruses in cucurbits.
According to literature review we did, there is no any study about transmission of viruses from squirting cucumber to other cucurbit species by BWB.