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Live Bean Beetles (Callosobruchus maculatus)

Bean Beetles are an agricultural pest beetle in the order Coleoptera.

  • Choose beetles cultured on and adapted to one of 3 food sources.
  • These beetles are extremely easy to keep, requiring no water and very little care.
  • Lab protocols and experiments available free online at
Bean Beetlesare an agricultural pest beetle in the order Coleoptera. They are native to Africa and Asia and live solely using dried beans as a food source. Females lay their eggs on the outer surface of the bean and the larvae burrow inside where they develop.

Ordering information: These products contain living or perishable materials. Choose between beetles cultured on Mung Beans, Adzuki Beans, Black Eyed Peas, or a set of one of each. Order your beetles, then download free procedures and experiments at

Delivery information: Please specify a delivery date. Ward's holds valid USDA permits allowing us to ship to most Continental US States. Please call Customer Service for permit details.



Item # Description Activity Unit Availability Price Quantity
470163-608 Bean Beetle Culture on Mung Beans
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30 students Pack of 100 Retrieving
470163-610 Bean Beetle Culture on Adzuki Beans
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30 students Pack of 100 Retrieving
470163-612 Bean Beetle Culture on Black Eyed Peas
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30 students Pack of 100 Retrieving
470163-616 Set of Three Cultures
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30 students Kit of 3 Retrieving


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