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Colorado Potato Beetle

Leptinotarsa decemlineata


A garden pest beetle with yellow, black and orange colors approximately 1/3 - 1/2 inch in length. Larvae is orange, black and soft bodied.


Crops, gardens, potato plants


Having planted potatoes for years, I have picked off at least 3 dozen of these beetles from my garden potato plants this season. Now, my latest group of photos is the Colorado Potato Beetle larvae - in just one day they have decimated my potato plants.

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Missouri, USA

Spotted on Jun 5, 2014
Submitted on May 27, 2014

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