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Subfamily Epilachninae - Plant-eating Lady Beetles

Mexican Bean Beetle - Epilachna varivestis Mexican bean beetle larva - Epilachna varivestis Mexican Bean Beetle - Epilachna tredecimnotata Mexican bean beetle? - Epilachna varivestis Lady Bug - Epilachna borealis Mexican Bean Beetle nymphs - Epilachna varivestis Squash Lady Beetle - Epilachna borealis Beetle - Epilachna varivestis
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Coccinelloidea
No Taxon (Coccinellid group)
Family Coccinellidae (Lady Beetles)
Subfamily Epilachninae (Plant-eating Lady Beetles)
Explanation of Names
Author: Ganglbauer, 1899
One tribe with 2 genera in North America, according to American Beetles(1). Constitutes 16% of the described species of the Coccinellidae
Tribe Epilachnini Costa, 1849.
+ Genus Epilachna Dejean, 1837
+ Genus Subcoccinella Huber, 1842
Life Cycle
Egg laying. Eggs. Larva. Pupa. Adults
Internet References
Bulletin of Entomological Research. The Biology and external Morphology of the Larvae of Epilachninae (Coleoptera, Coccinellidae)
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.