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A Mexican bean beetle larva-a devastating pest of snap and soybeans-becomes a meal for the spined soldier bug instead. The bug's pheromone, discovered by entomologist Jeffrey Aldrich at Beltsville, MD., may help farmers enlist its help in controlling many pest insects.

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Last Modified: 5/23/2006