Sampling Mexican Bean Beetle on Soybean

  • Sam G. Turnipseed
  • Merle Shepard
Part of the Springer Series in Experimental Entomology book series (SSEXP)


The Mexican bean beetle, Epilachna varivestis Mulsant (Coleoptera:Coccinellidae), is among the best known of the insect pests in the United States. It, like the cotton boll weevil, is considered to be a native of Mexico, having invaded the United States in the mid-to-late 1800s.


Fourth Instar Ground Cloth Boll Weevil Soybean Field Snap Bean 
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  • Sam G. Turnipseed
  • Merle Shepard

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