striped cucumber beetle

noun

Definition of striped cucumber beetle

  1. :  a yellowish black-striped beetle (Acalymma vittata) that feeds as a larva on the underground parts of cucumbers and other cucurbits and as an adult on foliage and flowers of cucurbits and other crop plants and that is a vector of bacterial wilt and of cucumber mosaic — compare cucumber beetle

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