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Image 571 of Annual report. 1923

Part of Kentucky Agricultural Experiment Station

J i i\ ‘ if l g ii s r i ··° 2* sl 1 ‘·..€ t 4 . >{f Q, The Mescictm Bean Beetle 11 i.,%·.;·*;;$i gust within the outer margin. The head is black and the body H3 beneath largely black, the antennae and legs marked with . . . . I black. This little beetle gnaws holes 1H the leaves like those 2. ···· _; . 2*¢:<;1r·H3:. . made by the adult bean beetle, but it lras never proved common W, enough to cause great loss to gardeners. LIFE-HISTORY AND EARLY STAGES —[ The adult beetles of the latest brood conceal themselves L . I . , . ·"‘ ,‘ like other lady beetles among rubbish for the winter and come out of their hiding places only when spring is well advanced and , ,3 1 . ·· . .‘ ¢ ¢=* ge . V ‘ l I v· N l _ ` %¥fQg:*’j‘,` vgi 2i" g"·‘%$€’!`§,ii ` · Y ‘ EH vel » `‘° " - » ,. i;. The ____,, ··¤· .... -* . L it 1 —·· "‘ 1 5 . -·~,;. ,-2 5 ·~ · . =*·‘ ¤ .-~: ` »-- g 3 A ; *`* Fl ” `»-v—~ » I T 5 = * ei ‘’”‘` Y i} \`/» 2 IA~— § ` in · i j < .1: . R at e»`e ~ A ·i va t`*t=*·t > s’A‘ ‘ c A li L\> e·t··' " Fig, S.—A power sprayer for use on low—growing crops. (By courtesy of the Bean Sprayer Company.) . food is to be had. Their time of resuming activity thus ranges with the forwardness of the season, but at this latitude they may ` . . . . . , ,»;; ..“tz$*:;. be observed at work in gardens in earl 7 June the m ur * increas- 2.fl_1§¤··—*·;L e 5 » J 5 , yi. A ing in seriousness toward the latter part of the month and contin- . . . . . il ‘>’b~;.·:*g*:2* ning in early July. Later in the season 1t is not so often re- ;f ported, but the insects continue active thru the summer and have ,i_ /.llp bee11 sent to the station by correspondents as late as October 3. gt ;,;l",j* if . i' 1*;-__· ir_ ’ ‘ The Egg {rc': The eggs a1·e placed in clumps, consisting of a few or as many as fifty, are pale yellow, long-oval, smooth to tl1e eye, and g `_ a.1·e attached by one end to the under sides of the leaves. The } t ;,_?·* groatest diameter is near the middle, the ends appearing aS if , ·#·_ L T . [ U ·

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