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Episode 56 Beetles (Pest Series)

Beetles

Harmful Stages and Damage: Adult – damage by eating leaves
Complete or Incomplete: Complete – egg, larva, pupa, adult
Appearance: Varied but rounded with hard shells, sheathed wings.
Order: Coleoptera – sheath wings.
Eggs: varied but laid on the leaves or near plants that they feed on. Bean beetle on beans, etc.
Other Stages: Larval – grubs, pupa – hard rounded cocoon
Eats them: True bugs, hoverflies (larval), ladybug (larva), Spiders, ground beetles, parasitic wasps (larval)
Eats: Most anything but type specific (bean beetles beans, cucumber, potato, etc.)
Plant Controls: Radish, alliums, mint, basil, nasturtium
Notes: Over 1 million species of beetles. Have to be careful when killing larva or pupate-could be a beneficial beetle.

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