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Genus Epilachna

Mexican Bean Beetle - Epilachna tredecimnotata Mexican Bean Beetle - Epilachna tredecimnotata Crazy immature insect... - Epilachna Epilachna tredecimnotata (Latreille) - Epilachna tredecimnotata Lady bug like beetle - Epilachna borealis Mexican Bean Beetle - Epilachna varivestis Is this Epilachne borealis? - Epilachna borealis Epilachna tredecimnotata
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Coccinelloidea
No Taxon (Coccinellid group)
Family Coccinellidae (Lady Beetles)
Subfamily Epilachninae (Plant-eating Lady Beetles)
Genus Epilachna
Explanation of Names
Epilachna Chevrolat, 1836
Numbers
3 North American Species (1)
Range
e. US to AZ
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.