KODAK Digital Still Camera
Dorifera della patata
Saw this beetle eating some nightshade.
It bit me later.
on Solanum carolinense
First of the year. Almost two weeks later than normal.
Location: Europe > Portugal > Algarve
Date Photo Taken: May 31, 2008
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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.