Mexican bean beetle


Definition of Mexican bean beetle

: a spotted ladybug (Epilachna varivestis) that feeds on the leaves of beans

First Known Use of Mexican bean beetle

1920, in the meaning defined above

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“Mexican bean beetle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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