Mexican Bean Beetle

A note from Terra, a new gardener, and her bean beetle infestation:
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Hi!
I just wanted give you a heads up about a beetle that has infested my green beans.  I pulled them all out today and found 100s of little bright yellow grubs am larvae on the underside of leaves.  Here’s an article on them:

Damage caused by the Mexican bean beetle, Epilachna varnestis Mulsant.

Figure 4. Damage caused by the Mexican bean beetle, Epilachna varnestis Mulsant. Photograph by James Castner, University of Florida.

They are related to lady bugs and the adult look like lady bugs, but don’t be deceived!  I thought you might want to alert the garden community.

Thanks!
-Terra

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