Colorado beetle


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Colorado beetle

n
(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

Col′orad′o bee′tle


n.
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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Noun1.Colorado beetle - black-and-yellow beetle that feeds in adult and larval stages on potato leavesColorado 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
genus Leptinotarsa, Leptinotarsa - Colorado potato beetles
Translations
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Colorado beetle

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Colorado beetle

Colorado beetle

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I've tried everywhere in the hopes of getting a copy of the Colorado beetle poster that was in every school, post office and police station without success.
Other pests which may take advantage of our mild winters include the Colorado beetle, which is a terrible nuisance on potatoes and tomatoes," says Barter.
Growers say the Colorado beetle is a persistent problem in potato production, which can require heavy chemical use to control and that the GMO potato significantly decreases the use of chemicals because they contain a gene from Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt), a soil bacterium that is toxic to the beetle.
And consumers in the US are already eating NewLeaf Plus potatoes, which are grown from a plant that contains a pesticide which kills the Colorado Beetle.
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It can also be used to kill soil insects like termites and some biting insects such as rice water weevil and Colorado beetle.
WHEN I was at junior school Miss Pring showed us a poster of the dreaded Colorado beetle.
FARMERS may need to grow new crop varieties and cope with pests like the Colorado beetle as the atmosphere heats up, the government said today.
They almost always had a picture of a Colorado beetle and, in true Western style, a wanted poster of a local villain.
He has worked on programs about synergy between biopesticides with Btt base and the predators of the Colorado beetle of the potato.
The Colorado beetle is a nuisance on potatoes and tomatoes

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