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Fact 1

Parasitoid Wasp come from eggs that are laided on top of an arthropods like and caterpiller

  • Mexican bean beetle is present in the United States and found in most eastern states of the United States and Mexico.
  • It can be found as far south as Guatemala and north into southern Canada or New England.
  • The Mexican bean beetle is likely native to the southern plateau region of Mexico.Adults are similar in appearance to other lady beetles, oval-shaped, approximately 6 to 7 millimeters long and bearing eight black spots on each elytron.
  • Adult color is quite variable, ranging from bright red to rusty brown to golden yellow.
  • The eggs are yellow, about 1.3 millimeters in length, and glued in clusters of up to 75 on the undersides of leaves.
  • Fun facts

  • Mexican bean beetles are relatives to ladybugs
  • A single female Mexican bean beetle can lay more than 100 eggs in her life
  • Mexican bean beetles live for 10-14 days
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