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Genus Epilachna

Mexican bean beetle - Epilachna varivestis Squash Lady Beetle - Epilachna borealis Squash Lady Beetle - Epilachna borealis Beetle - Epilachna varivestis yellow spiked larva? - Epilachna varivestis Podisus maculiventris nymph feeding on Mexican bean beetle larva - Epilachna varivestis Epilachna varivestis Epilachna varivestis Mulsant - Epilachna varivestis
Classification
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)
Genus Epilachna
Numbers
3 North American Species (1)

Neartica.com lists the following species: Epilachna borealis, Epilachna tredecimnotata, Epilachna varivestis
Food
Feed on plants, unlike most other lady beetles, including broad-leafed vegetables including squash, melons, and legumes.
See Also
See also Subcoccinella vigintiquatuorpunctata, the Alfalfa Lady Beetle.
Internet References
Works Cited
1.Peterson Field Guides: Beetles
Richard E. White. 1983. Houghton Mifflin Company.