Mexican Bean Beetle (Epilachna varivestis)

Alex Ford

Wunghnu, Australia

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This looks like a ladybug, but the household gardeners tell me it is actually a Mexican bean beetle, that is a parasite that sucks the juice out of the pumpkins.

D7000, 105mm macro (D version), close up filter, SB-700 flash, 1/320th, f/22, between 1:1 and 3:1 magnification

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This work previously went under the name of sap sucker beetle.

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