The origin of the beetle is somewhat unclear, but it seems that Colorado and
Mexico are a part of its native distribution in southwestern ...
The more notable of these two is the Colorado potato beetle, Leptinotarsa
decemlineata (Say), which is a serious .... The new potato bug, and its natural
One fact about the potato bug is that this little animal is technically not a bug at all
, but a member of the crustacean family. Biologically, potato bugs are closer to ...
Jul 13, 2011 ... Pests on the Plains: The Potato Bug. With the sole exception of grasshoppers,
perhaps the most hated insects to afflict the pioneer farmer were ...
Leptinotarsa decemlineata insect pest that attacks the leaves of potato plants.
This leaf beetle ... in origins of agriculture: Beginnings of pest control ...in 1860.
Colorado Potato Beetle Life History. • Most areas: 2 generations per year. –
overwintered adults emerge before potato plants and feed on emerging sprouts.
Colorado potato beetle adults overwinter in potato fields, field margins,
windbreaks, and gardens. They become active in the spring at about the same
Detailed Life History. Adult Colorado potato beetles are about half the size of
your thumbnail, oval in shape, and are a yellow-orange color with 10 narrow
Life History. colorado-potato-beetle.gif The beetle has 2 reproductive generations
per growing season in Pennsylvania. The 1st comes from overwintering adults ...
The Colorado potato beetle cannot be confused with any other beetle in Canada.
Life History The adult overwinters in the soil of the previous year's potato fields ...