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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Infraordo: Cucujiformia
Cladus: Phytophaga
Superfamilia: Chrysomeloidea

Familia: Chrysomelidae
Subfamilia: Galerucinae
Tribus: Luperini
Subtribus: Diabroticina
Genus: Acalymma
Species: A. albidovittata – A. bechynei – A. bertoluccii – A. bivittulum – A. blandulum – A. blomorum – A. bruchii – A. fairmairei – A. gouldi – A. hirtum – A. inea – A. innubum – A. isogena – A. peregrinum – A. semifemorata – A. subaeneum – A. thiemei – A. trivittatum – A. undecimpunctata – A. vinctum – A. vittatum – A. vittigera – A. xanthographa

Acalymma Barber, 1947: 154

Type species: Acalymma gouldi Barber, 1947, by original designation.
Primary references

Barber, H.S. 1947. Diabrotica and two new genera (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Proceedings of the Entomological Society of Washington 49(6): 151–161. BHL.

Additional references

Cabrera, N. 1999. Contribución para el conocimiento del género Acalymma en la Argentina (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) [Contribution to the knowledge of the genus Acalymma in Argentine (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)]. Revista de la Sociedad Entomológica Argentina 58(3–4): 91–105. PDF.
Gilbert, A.J. & Clark, S.M. 2007. A New Species of Acalymma Barber, 1947 (Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Luperini), from Southeastern Arizona and New Mexico, U.S.A. The Pan-Pacific Entomologist 83(4): 289–295. DOI: 10.3956/2007-11.1 Paywall. Reference page.
Riley, E.G., Clark, S.M. & Seeno, T.N. 2003. Catalog of the leaf beetles of America North of Mexico (Coleoptera: Megalopididae, Orsodacnidae and Chrysomelidae, excluding Bruchinae). Coleopterists Society, Special Publication No. 1. Sacramento, CA. 290 pp. ISBN 978-0-9726087-1-8. PDF. Reference page.

Acalymma is a genus of leaf beetles found mainly in the New World. Approximately 72 species have been described in the Western Hemisphere.[1]
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.[2] Adults feed on young leaves, and larvae can damage roots.[3] A. vittatum vectors bacterial wilt Erwinia tracheiphila Holland (Enterobacteriales: Enterobacteriaceae) to the plants as it pierces plant stems to suck juices.[4]
Species included

Acalymma albidovittata (Baly) – cucumber beetle
Acalymma bertoluccii Gilbert & Clark, 2007[5]
Acalymma bivittulum
Acalymma blandulum (LeConte, 1868)
Acalymma blomorum
Acalymma bruchii (Bowditch)
Acalymma fairmairei
Acalymma gouldi Barber, 1947
Acalymma hirtum
Acalymma inea
Acalymma innubum
Acalymma isogena
Acalymma peregrinum (Jacoby, 1892)
Acalymma subaeneum
Acalymma thiemei
Acalymma trivittatum (Mannerheim, 1843)
Acalymma undecimpunctata
Acalymma vinctum (LeConte, 1878)
Acalymma vittatum (Fabricius, 1775) – striped cucumber beetle


Cabrera & Durante (2001). "Description of Mouthparts of the Genus: Acalymma Barber (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae)". Transactions of the American Entomological Society. 127 (3): 371–379. JSTOR 25078752.
Steve Diver; Tammy Hinman (2008). "Cucumber Beetles: Organic and Biorational Integrated Pest Management" (PDF). ATTRA—National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-08-16. Retrieved 2009-12-16.
S. Toepfer; T. Haye; M. Erlandson; M. Goettel; J.G. Lundgren; R.G. Kleespies; D.C. Weber; G. Cabrera Walsh; A. Peters; R.-U. Ehlers; H. Strasser; D. Moore; S. Keller; S. Vidal; U. Kuhlmann. "A review of the natural enemies of beetles in the subtribe Diabroticina (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae): implications for sustainable pest management" (PDF). Biocontrol Science and Technology, Vol. 19, No. 1, 2009, 1-65. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-21.
Fleischer, S.J., de Mackiewicz, D., Gildow, F.E., and Lukezic, F.L. (1999), Serological Estimates of the Seasonal Dynamics of Erwinia tracheiphila in Acalymma vittata (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), Environmental Entomology, 28, 470-476.
Arthur J. Gilbert; Shawn M. Clark (2007). "A New Species of Acalymma Barber, 1947 (Chrysomelidae: Galerucinae: Luperini), from Southeastern Arizona and New Mexico, U.S.A". The Pan-Pacific Entomologist. 83 (4): 289–295. doi:10.3956/2007-11.1. S2CID 83473840.

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