As you may know, squash bugs bring out my most destructive and violent tendencies. I take great pleasure in squashing them between my fingers before they have a chance to do further damage to my plants. The other day, I let out my most evil MU-ah-ah-ah laugh as I squashed two bugs as they were mating!
But, even I paused just a moment before squishing the life out of these newborns. ;)
Isn't this cool? At top, you can see the cluster of Squash Bug eggs. I'm guessing I caught them mid-hatch because the little black-legged fellas appeared to be just stretching their legs for the first time.