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shot on: Tuesday, May 3, 2022
The blue mint beetle is a small, colorful insect that is native to Europe. These beetles are attracted to the scent of mint, which is why they are often found in mint patches or near mint plants.
The blue mint beetle has a shiny blue body with black spots. The beetle’s wings are black with white spots. The larvae of the blue mint beetle are white and are often found on the undersides of leaves. The blue mint beetle is not harmful to humans or animals, but can be a nuisance if they are found in large numbers. The beetle larvae feed on the undersides of leaves, while the adults feed on nectar and pollen.
The life cycle of the blue mint beetle begins when the eggs are laid on the undersides of leaves. The eggs hatch into larvae, which then feed on the leaves for a few weeks. The larvae pupate, and the adults emerge a few weeks later. The adults live for about two months, during which time they mate and lay eggs.