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Mexican bean beetle

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noun
  1. a ladybird beetle, Epilachna varivestis, introduced into the U.S. from Mexico, that feeds on the foliage of the bean plant.

Origin of Mexican bean beetle

First recorded in 1920–25
Also called bean beetle.
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