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Striped cucumber beetle

Acalymma vittatum

Image: Striped cucumber beetle.

Jeff Hahn, University of Minnesota

Image: Striped cucumber beetle.

Jeff Hahn, University of Minnesota


Size: 1/5 inch long

Where/When: Feeds primarily on cucumbers, squash, melons, and pumpkins. Active from May through August.

Significance: May kill or retard growth of seedlings, if numbers are severe. Vector of bacterial wilt in curcurbits and of cucumber mosaic virus.

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