This handbook provides basic information about raising, handling, and maintaining cultures of bean beetles, Callosobruchus maculatus. Developed by teacher request, the Carolina LabSheets offer all the details to perform a specific lab activity. The insect is not a serious pest in Guatemala and Mexico, but is very abundant in several areas in the western United States. Some species in the subfamily Epilachninae are herbivoresand can be very destructive agricultural pests e. International Marian Research Institute. Articles with 'species' microformats Commons category link from Wikidata.
Vacuuming, pest proofing and properly timed exterior insecticide treatments can provide relief but will not prevent entry of every single beetle.
Asian Lady Beetle Infestation of Structures
Occasionally, females deposit many eggs onto nonviable surfaces, especially if there are few or no hosts available. Biology of an egg parasite of Callosobruchus maculatus Fab. Colorado State University, U. They tend to congregate on the sunnier, southwest sides of buildings illuminated by afternoon sun. Unlike some household pests e. This species is multicoloured. The family Coccinellidae, or ladybird beetlesis in the order Coleoptera.