Striped cucumber beetles are specialists on cucurbits (such as cucumbers, squash, pumpkin, watermelons) while spotted cucumber beetles feed on other plants in addition to cucurbits. Often, the beetles leave their hibernating sites early in the season (mid-April to early June), and feed on seedlings right as they are emerging, usually killing them.3.9/5(320). The striped cucumber beetle (Acalymma vittatum) is a beetle of the family Chrysomelidae and a serious pest of cucurbit crops in both larval and adult stages. It is replaced in the west by Acalymma trivittatum, a duller species often with greyish or pale white elytra rather than yellow.Family: Chrysomelidae.
Beetles are unique in every insect way and appropriately diverse, coming in many varied shapes, forms and colors and each can be found in equally diverse environments suiting their particular lifestyles and food requirements. There are a total of 159 North American Beetles in the Insect Identification database. Entries are listed below in. The following is a gallery of beetle photos taken over the past few years.
The ten-lined June beetle (Polyphylla decemlineata), also known as the watermelon beetle, is a scarab beetle found in the western United States and Canada. The adults are attracted to light and feed on foliage.They can make a hissing sound when touched or otherwise disturbed, which can resemble the hissing of a bat.This sound is made by their wings pushing down, forcing the air out between Family: Scarabaeidae. Populations from the southeastern coastal plain including Florida, southern Georgia and eastern South Carolina differ in appearance from beetles found elsewhere and are called the 'lemniscate race,' but interbreed successfully with normal beetles. Figure 1. The striped blister beetle, Epicauta vittata (Fabricius), showing the three black.
Predators and people that touch this caustic fluid are burned by it. People may immediately see blisters form in the area of contact. The Striped Blister Beetle has a yellow head. The wing coverings are yellow with two black stripes on them. Closely related beetles look similar, but have a . Trap Crops - Striped cucumber beetles have food preferences just like we do. There is a long list of cucurbit varieties that are favored by cucumber beetles, and are thus excellent trap crops. By luring cucumber beetles into a concentrated area, control measures can be focused, localizing the damage and limiting the spread of disease.