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gust within the outer margin. The head is black and the body H3 
  beneath largely black, the antennae and legs marked with  
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  black. This little beetle gnaws holes 1H the leaves like those 2.  ···· _;
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  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  
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like other lady beetles among rubbish for the winter and come    
out of their hiding places only when spring is well advanced and    , ,3
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Fig, S.—A power sprayer for use on low—growing crops. (By  
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. food is to be had. Their time of resuming activity thus ranges    
with the forwardness of the season, but at this latitude they may `  
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be observed at work in gardens in earl 7 June the m ur * increas- 2.fl_1§¤··—*·;L
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ing in seriousness toward the latter part of the month and contin-  
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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 .
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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  
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