Cucumber beetle.

(Zool.) A small, black flea-beetle (Crepidodera cucumeris), which destroys the leaves of cucumber, squash, and melon vines.
The squash beetle.

See also: Cucumber, Cucumber

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Instead of cutworms infesting tobacco fields, they cope with the striped cucumber beetle. The smallest scar from this pest early in the season can result in a mature cucumber that is bent and unmarketable.
Even a small nibble provokes an intense gagging reflex and imparts an aftertaste that lingers for close to an hour--unless you're an adult corn rootworm, also known as a cucumber beetle.
And they act as a feeding stimulant to other rootworm pests, as well, such as the cucumber beetle.