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For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada

Genus Epilachna

Mexican bean beetle larva - Epilachna varivestis Squash Lady Beetle - Epilachna borealis - male - female Squash Lady Beetle - Larva - Epilachna borealis Mexican Bean Beetle  - Epilachna varivestis Very small spiked insect.  - Epilachna borealis Lady bug like beetle - Epilachna borealis Spiny yellow lady beetle larva - Epilachna borealis Epilachna  - Epilachna
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
3 North American Species (1) lists the following species: Epilachna borealis, Epilachna tredecimnotata, Epilachna varivestis
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.