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Subject: Yellow Striped Beetle
Location: Pennsylvania
July 20, 2013 3:28 pm
This bug is eating my cucumbers, beans, and radishes. It’s killing the leaves. I’ve been finding them on the leaves that are shriveling up with holes in them. What should I do?
Signature: Kim

Striped Cucumber Beetle

Striped Cucumber Beetles

Dear Kim,
You have an infestation of Striped Cucumber Beetles, Acalymma vittata.  According to BugGuide:  “The most important hosts, perhaps the only larval hosts, are Cucurbitaceae” so it is possible something else is eating the beans and radishes.  The University of Connecticut Integrated Pest Management website has helpful information on the control of the Striped Cucumber Beetle.

Striped Cucumber Beetle

Striped Cucumber Beetle

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Pennsylvania

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