Orange-red or green with black head and black spots.
Adult beetles lay eggs in soil at the base of seedlings.
The eggs hatch into larvae which feed underground on
roots and stems, making stems weak and easily broken
in wind or during picking, before they become adult
beetles. Adults riddle leaves, especially on early bean
Super-Light Insect Barriers are very
effective. Grub-Away Nematodes, applied at or shortly
after planting time, control larvae. If it is already
too late or if the beetles have flown in from surrounding
areas, use PyolaTM Insecticidal
Spray (at our test farm we found it more effective
than rotenone) when damage first occurs; if damage continues
at unacceptable levels, follow up weekly for 2 or 3