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Potato bug may refer to: Species[edit]. Armadillidium vulgare, the pillbug; Colorado potato ... Views. Read · Edit · View history ...


The Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata), also known as the Colorado beetle, ..... iconic species and has been used as an image on stamps because of its association with the recent history of both North America and Europe.


Colorado potato beetle. insect. Written By: The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica. See Article History. Alternative Titles: Leptinotarsa decemlineata, potato bug.


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 history.


Tale of the Potato Bug. HERE WAS AN UNWANTED, unwelcome visitor be- hind the Iron Curtain. T-he hungry intruder, unfortu- nately. could not be purged.


And when potatoes fell to the attack of another import, the Colorado potato beetle , panicked farmers turned to the first artificial pesticide: a form of arsenic.


"We were told that potato beetles were pests, and that they were eating our fields ... For Materna - who shared his memories as part of an oral history project, ...


Life History. colorado-potato-beetle.gif The beetle has 2 reproductive generations per growing season in Pennsylvania. The 1st comes from overwintering adults ...


Information on Colorado potato beetle including physical description, damage to cultivated plants, life history, and distribution.