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
Potato Bugs Through History ... Through all of time, potato bugs have been the
world's most universally feared ... The wretched, bloody, and usurping potato bug
Leptinotarsa decemlineata insect pest that attacks the leaves of potato plants.
This leaf beetle belongs to the subfamily Chrysomelinae of the family
Chrysomelidae (order Coleoptera).... ... Spotlight / History. 30th Anniversary of
Colorado potato beetle adults overwinter in potato fields, field margins,
windbreaks, and gardens. They become active in the spring at about the same
Life History. colorado-potato-beetle.gif The beetle has 2 reproductive generations
per growing season in Pennsylvania. The 1st comes from overwintering adults ...
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 ...
Adult - This oval, convex beetle is yellowish-brown and about 9 to 14 mm long. It
has five ... Life History - Colorado potato beetles overwinter as adults in the soil.
Adult Natural History: Colorado Potato Beetles are voracious plant pests and
feared by professional horticulturists and hobby gardeners alike. Colorado Potato
Maine Potato IPM Program. #201. HISTORY. The Colorado potato beetle, a
yellow insect with ten black stripes down its back (Figure 4), is probably one of