Colorado potato beetle adult

Colorado Potato Beetle Adult

2000. Ralph E. Berry, Department of Entomology, Oregon State Univiversity, Corvallis, Oregon.

The Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Say)(Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae), is one of the most widespread and destructive potato pests in the world. The adult pictured here is about 12 mm long and 6 mm wide. Larvae are about the same size. Economic damage caused by this pest is most important in potato, but is also significant in tomato, egg plant and other solanaceous crops.

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