So, this little %ucker -
Is the cause of this -
I removed this 1" Squash Vine Borer from one of our zucchini squash plants: one of our severally wilted squash plants.
This pests are devastating to squash plants. Sadly, there really isn't too much you can do about it (from what I've been able to dig up). By the time you notice the problem (wilting plants), it's too late. The borer(s) are already inside the plants stems eating it alive from the inside out.
One of the things I will try next year is planting our zucchini and summer squash in another garden location all together and as far away from the garden I have been planting them in. Time will tell how that goes. In the meantime one of the chickens enjoyed this borer!