Students in the experimental section were given a brief introduction to the bean beetle
Callosobruchus maculatus, the model organism we chose to use in the inquiry lab.
Mead 3:00 Break 3:15 THE EFFECT OF TEMPERATURE ON THE LIFESPAN OF ADULT BEAN BEETLES (CALLOSOBRUCHUS MACULATUS) **, Caroline Hanrahan *, Allison D'Costa and Mark Schlueter 3:30 THE EFFECT OF FOOD ON ADULT BEAN BEETLE
(CALLOSOBRUCHUS MACULATUS) SURVIVAL: DOES FEEDING INCREASE ADULT LIFESPAN?
Second, third, fourth, and fifth instars of the spined soldier bug were reared on pesticide-fed Mexican bean beetle
larvae to determine developmental times, mortality, survival, and any aberrant adult morphology.
that preliminary tests on field crops have yielded excellent results on several species of pests: Mexican bean beetle
(one of the major problems for crops), pea green aphid, sorghum foliage green aphid (under heavy infestation) and garlic trips.
These include a fungal pathogen to control a rice weed; a soil microorganism to control plant crown gall; insect parasites to control Mexican bean beetle
on soybeans, Colorado potato beetles on eggplants, and filth flies around poultry and livestock operations; and viral, bacterial, and fungal pathogens of other insect pests.
larvae feed and develop exclusively inside the seeds of legumes (Fabaceae).
4: 15 THE ROLE OF ANTENNAE IN MATE DETECTION IN THE BEAN BEETLE
, CALLOSOBRUCHUS MACULATUS, Rabia S.
Another insect whose presence I know I will simply have to accept in my garden is Mexican bean beetle
Since very little is known about the physiology of the bean beetle
, Callosobruchus maculatus, they are an excellent model organism for inquiry-based labs at the undergraduate level.