Classification
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  • Portuguese
    • Besouro-da-batata
    • Escaravelho-da-batata
  • English
    • Colorado Potato Beetle
    • new-fashioned potato bug
  • Scientific Names
    • Leptinotarsa decemlineata
  • German
    • Kartoffelkäfer
  • Spanish
    • Escarabajo de la papa
    • Gusano del trompillo

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Recent observations

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What

Colorado potato beetle Leptinotarsa decemlineata

Date

July 31, 2014

Place

alton, nh (Google, OSM)

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What

Colorado Potato Beetle Leptinotarsa decemlineata

Observer

erikamitchell

Date

August 30, 2010 05:53 PM EDT

Description

Sucking the tomato vines dry after killing the potato vines.

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Colorado Potato Beetle Leptinotarsa decemlineata

Observer

erikamitchell

Date

June 3, 2013 09:46 AM EDT

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What

Colorado Potato Beetle Leptinotarsa decemlineata

Observer

lg_price

Date

May 30, 2014 11:17 AM CDT

Description

Colorado and Texas Potato Beetles are very similar. This page shows the difference.
http://bugguide.net/node/view/256339

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What

colorado potato beetle Leptinotarsa decemlineata

Observer

muir

Date

May 25, 2014 03:08 PM EDT

Description

Still alive, but not very active.

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What

Colorado Potato Beetle Leptinotarsa decemlineata

Observer

dafekt1ve

Date

May 24, 2014 04:24 PM MDT

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What

Colorado Potato Beetle Leptinotarsa decemlineata

Observer

joachim

Date

May 8, 2014

Place

Lipot (Google, OSM)

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What

potato bug Leptinotarsa decemlineata

Date

March 28, 2014

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What

Colorado Potato Beetle Leptinotarsa decemlineata

Observer

ecologyelise

Date

June 21, 2012

Description

Eggs. Pest in agricultural field.

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What

Colorado Potato Beetle Leptinotarsa decemlineata

Observer

ecologyelise

Date

June 21, 2012

Description

Larvae. Pest in agricultural field.

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Colorado Potato Beetle Leptinotarsa decemlineata

Observer

ecologyelise

Date

June 21, 2012

Description

Adults mating. Pest in agricultural field.

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What

Colorado Potato Beetle Leptinotarsa decemlineata

Observer

anita363

Date

July 14, 2007 05:40 PM EDT

Description

Colorado Potato Beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata) larva, 6 mm. On potato plants in a kitchen garden. Having recently encountered False Potato Beetle larvae, I was primed to recognize these.

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Description from Wikipedia

The Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata), also known as the Colorado beetle, the ten-striped spearman, the ten-lined potato beetle or the potato bug, is an important pest of potato crops. It is approximately 10 millimetres (0.39 in) long, with a bright yellow/orange body and five bold brown stripes along the length of each of its elytra. It can easily be confused with its close cousin and look-alike, the false potato beetle.

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