Eggs. Pest in agricultural field.
Larvae. Pest in agricultural field.
Adults mating. Pest in agricultural field.
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.
Adult (12 mm) & young larva on potato plants in a kitchen garden. Having recently encountered False Potato Beetle larvae, I was primed to recognize these.
Lugar: crucero a palomas Puebla (mixteca)
This is a Colorado Potato Beetle feeding on a flowering Buffalo Bur in Little Elm near Lewisville Lake .
Second generation. The next generation overwinters in the soil. Summer is almost over.
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.