I have protection!
I’ve been super worried about aphids running the gambit around my cucumbers (and watermelon). However, I took a picture and had it checked to see if my ID was right. *Drumrollllll* Meet the Assassin Bug!
This one is on a watermelon leaf, my other favorite plant! I’ll be doing a big post about what they protect against. But maybe this is the reason aphids haven’t been attacking my cucumbers.