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Kingdom  Animalia
Subfamily  Galerucinae
Scientific name  Acalymma
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Beetle
Family  Chrysomelidae
Tribe  Luperini
Higher classification  Luperini
Rank  Genus
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Similar  Striped cucumber beetle, Beetle, Insect, Leaf beetle, Spotted cucumber beetle

Acalymma is a genus of leaf beetles found mainly in the New World. Approximately 72 species have been described in the Western Hemisphere.


Pest Species and Impacts

In the United States, two species are major pests of cucurbits, the striped cucumber beetle (Acalymma vittatum), which is mainly found east of the Mississippi River, and Acalymma trivittatum which is mostly found west of the Mississippi. Adults feed on young leaves, and larvae can damage roots. A. vittatum vectors bacterial wilt Erwinia tracheiphila Holland (Enterobacteriales: Enterobacteriaceae) to the plants as it pierces plant stems to suck juices.

Other species include

  • Acalymma albidovittata (Baly) – cucumber beetle
  • Acalymma bertoluccii Gilbert Clark, 2007
  • Acalymma bivittulum
  • Acalymma blandulum
  • Acalymma blomorum
  • Acalymma bruchii (Bowditch)
  • Acalymma fairmairei
  • Acalymma gouldi
  • Acalymma hirtum
  • Acalymma inea
  • Acalymma innubum
  • Acalymma isogena
  • Acalymma peregrinum
  • Acalymma subaeneum
  • Acalymma thiemei
  • Acalymma trivittatum
  • Acalymma undecimpunctata
  • Acalymma vinctum
  • Acalymma vittatum – striped cucumber beetle
  • References

    Acalymma Wikipedia

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