Sucking the tomato vines dry after killing the potato vines.
Colorado and Texas Potato Beetles are very similar. This page shows the difference.
Still alive, but not very active.
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.
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.