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Cucurbitaceae
(cucurbits)

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Cucurbitaceae (cucurbits)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 13 June 2017
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Cucurbitaceae
  • Preferred Common Name
  • cucurbits
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
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Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Cucurbitaceae Juss.

Preferred Common Name

  • cucurbits

International Common Names

  • English: Plants of the cucumber/gourd/melon family

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Pflanzen der Familie der Kuerbis-/Gurkengewaechse

EPPO code

  • FFFKU (Cucurbitaceae)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Violales
  •                         Family: Cucurbitaceae

List of Pests

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Major host of:

Acalymma bivittatum (striped leaf beetle); Acalymma innubum; Acalymma pallipes; Acromyrmex octospinosus (leaf cutting ant); Agallia albidula; Agrotis malefida (pale-sided cutworm); Agrotis repleta (cutworm); Aleurotrachelus trachoides; Alfalfa mosaic virus (alfalfa yellow spot); Alternaria cucumerina (cucumber blight); Anasa armigera (horned, squash bug); Anasa scorbutica; Aphis gossypii (cotton aphid); Apomecyna binubila (pumpkin stem borer); Atta (leaf-cutter ant); Atta cephalotes (leaf cutting ant); Atta sexdens (leaf cutting ant); Aulacophora coffeae; Aulacophora femoralis (galerucid, orange brown); Aulacophora flavomarginata; Aulacophora foveicollis (red pumpkin beetle); Aulacophora frontalis (red pumpkin beetle); Aulacophora hilaris (pumpkin flea beetle); Aulacophora indica (cucurbit beetle); Aulacophora lewisii; Baris granulipennis (melon weevil); Beet curly top virus (curly top); Bemisia tabaci (tobacco whitefly); Cercospora sechii; Choanephora cucurbitarum (Choanephora fruit rot); Chromatomyia horticola (pea leaf miner); Chrysodeixis includens (soybean looper); Colletotrichum orbiculare (anthracnose of cucurbits); Coridius fuscus; Corticium koleroga (thread blight); Corynespora cassiicola (target leaf spot of tomato); Cucumber mosaic virus (cucumber mosaic); Dacus bivittatus (fruit fly); Diabrotica graminea (beetle, green); Diabrotica ochreata; Diaphania hyalinata (melon worm); Diaphania indica (cucumber moth); Diaphania nitidalis (cucumber worm); Dickeya chrysanthemi (bacterial wilt of chrysanthemum and other ornamentals); Disonycha eximia (blue red leaf beetle); Epitrix cucumeris (potato flea beetle); Erwinia tracheiphila (cucurbit bacterial wilt); Euschistus bifibulus; Euschistus crenator; Exitianus exitiosus (gray lawn leafhopper); Frankliniella occidentalis (western flower thrips); Fusarium oxysporum f.sp. melonis (melon fusarium wilt); Gryllus assimilis (field cricket); Haematonectria haematococca (dry rot of potato); Halotydeus destructor (redlegged earth mite); Haplothrips kurdjumovi; Helicoverpa armigera (cotton bollworm); Helminthosporium sechiicolum; Henosepilachna elaterii (melon (ladybird) beetle); Hortensia similis (common green sugarcane leafhopper); Hyaloperonospora parasitica (downy mildew); Lema poeyi; Leptoglossus cinctus; Leptoglossus gonagra (squash bug); Liriomyza sativae (vegetable leaf miner); Liriomyza trifolii (American serpentine leafminer); Melittia cucurbitae (squash vine borer); Meloidogyne incognita (root-knot nematode); Meloidogyne javanica (sugarcane eelworm); Nesidiocoris tenuis (tomato bug); Nezara viridula (green stink bug); Nysius tenellus; Oligonychus pratensis (spider mite); Pantomorus cervinus (Fuller's rose beetle); Parabemisia myricae (bayberry whitefly); Pectobacterium carotovorum subsp. carotovorum (bacterial root rot of sweet potato); Phomopsis sclerotioides (black root rot of cucumber); Phthia picta (black bug); Phyllophaga (white grubs); Phyllosticta cucurbitacearum; Phyllosticta sechii; Podosphaera xanthii (powdery mildew of cucurbits); Pratylenchus (root lesion nematode); Pratylenchus coffeae (banana root nematode); Pseudomonas syringae pv. lachrymans (cucurbit angular leaf spot); Pycnoderes quadrimaculatus (black bug); Ragodalobium cucurbitacearum; Rhagadologium cubensis; Rhizopus stolonifer (bulb rot); Rotylenchulus reniformis (reniform nematode); Scapteriscus (mole crickets); Spodoptera albula (Costa Rican armyworm); Spodoptera frugiperda (fall armyworm); Spodoptera ornithogalli (yellow striped armyworm); Spoladea recurvalis (Hawaiian beet webworm); Squash mosaic virus (squash mosaic); Systena s-littera; Taeniothrips sp.; Tetranychus (red spiders); Tetranychus cinnabarinus (carmine spider mite); Tetranychus ludeni (red spider mite); Thanatephorus cucumeris (many names, depending on host); Thrips palmi (melon thrips); Thrips tabaci (onion thrips); Trialeurodes vaporariorum (whitefly, greenhouse); Trichoplusia ni (cabbage looper); Uromyces novissimus; Wasmannia auropunctata (little fire ant); Watermelon mosaic virus (watermelon mosaic); Zonocerus elegans (elegant grasshopper); Zonocerus variegatus (variegated grasshopper)

Minor host of:

Cucumber yellow stunting disorder virus; Cucurbit yellow stunting disorder virus; Diabrotica speciosa (cucurbit beetle); Diabrotica virgifera virgifera (western corn rootworm); Ditylenchus dipsaci (stem and bulb nematode); Empoasca fabae (potato leafhopper); Papaya ringspot virus; Phytophthora capsici (stem and fruit rot of Capsicum); Tetranychus urticae (two-spotted spider mite)

Wild host of:

Bactrocera cucurbitae (melon fly); Cucumber vein yellowing virus (cucumber vein yellowing)

Associated with (not a host):

Aonidiella citrina (yellow scale); Coleomegilla maculata (beetle, Spotted ladybird); Franklinothrips vespiformis (vespiform thrips)