Colorado Potato Beetle

Colorado potato beetleColorado Potato Beetle Intermediate indicator graphic

Scientific name: Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Say)
(Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae)

Facts: The Colorado potato beetle is very convex, about 3/8 inch long, yellow, with five black stripes on each wing cover. Larvae are red to yellow, humpbacked, and as long as 3/5 inch. Both adults and larvae feed on potato foliage.

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