Definition of Mexican 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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Literary usage of Mexican bean beetle
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1. Biennial Report by Kansas State Horticultural Society, British Soviet Friendship Society (1922)
"Mexican bean beetle. Quarantine No. 50, with regulations: Prohibits the interstate movement from designated areas in Alabama of (1) fresh or green ..."
2. 57 Ways to Protect Your Home Environment (& Yourself) by Rick Weinzierl (1999)
"... beetle Twice-stabbed lady beetle Spined soldier bug, feeding on a Mexican bean beetle pupa Adult Syrphid fly Larva Adult Trichogramma wasp Adult Actual ..."
3. 50 Ways Farmers Can Protect Their Groundwater by Michael C. Hirschi, F. William Simmons, Doug Peterson, Ed Giles (1998)
"Corn rootworms Larva Potato leafhopper Spider mites Adult Actual size: the size of a period Bean leaf beetle and Mexican bean beetle Indicates actual size ..."
4. Hearings Before Subcommittee of House Committee on Appropriations by United States Congress. House. Committee on Appropriations (1922)
"Page 267, control of spread and prevention of the Mexican bean beetle. ... Mr. Chairman, I know very little about this Mexican bean beetle, I am free to say ..."
5. Invasive Species: Federal & Selected State Funding to Address Harmful by Lawrence J. Dyckman (2001)
"... nursery inspection; and integrated pest management programs for crop pests, including the Mexican bean beetle, corn earworm, and Colorado potato beetle. ..."