Definition of Bean beetle
1. Noun. Introduced into the United States from Mexico; feeds on the foliage of the bean plant.
Generic synonyms: Lady Beetle, Ladybeetle, Ladybird, Ladybird Beetle, Ladybug
Group relationships: Epilachna, Genus Epilachna
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bean Beetle
Literary usage of Bean beetle
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1. The Scientific Monthly by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1922)
"... while the south has become altogether too familiar with the Boll Weevil, the Pink Boll "Worm and very lately the Mexican bean beetle. ..."
2. Biological Control of Insects and Mites: An Introduction to Beneficial by Daniel L. Mahr, Nino M. Ridgway (1993)
"... asparagus beetle beet arm/worm cabbage maggot carrot rust fly Colorado potato beetle diamondback moth imported cabbageworm Mexican bean beetle potato ..."
3. 57 Ways to Protect Your Home Environment (& Yourself) by Rick Weinzierl (1999)
"... bean beetle pupa Adult Syrphid fly Larva Adult Trichogramma wasp Adult Actual size: the size of a period ..."