& Living in Black Mountain NC
That bug is a JERK!
They look larval stage so I would spray with Bt.
What's Bt? Is it organic?
Thanks to cousin Pat, in AZ, who connected me to https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fgrowingsmallfarms.ces.ncsu.edu%2Fgrowingsmallfarms-MBB%2F&h=7AQGm4IrT (sorry the site comes up that way in comments...its the NC extension) and I now know its a Mexican Bean Beetle!
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