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(Animals) a black-and-yellow beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata, that is a serious pest of potatoes, feeding on the leaves: family Chrysomelidae. Also called: potato beetle
a black and yellow leaf beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata, orig. from the Colorado region, that is a common pest of potato plants. Also called Colorad′o pota′to bee`tle, potatobug.
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|Noun||1.||Colorado beetle - black-and-yellow beetle that feeds in adult and larval stages on potato leaves; originally of eastern Rocky Mountains; now worldwide|
chrysomelid, leaf beetle - brightly colored beetle that feeds on plant leaves; larvae infest roots and stems