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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

[ˌkɒləˌrɑːdəʊˈbiːtl] Nescarabajo m de la patata, dorífora f

Colorado beetle

Colorado beetle

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The program has remained active to this day despite a number of political missteps such as the 1979 anthrax epidemic in the city of Sverdlovsk, blamed on contaminated meat, and Gen Valentin Yevstigneev's accusation in 1999 that the United States used Colorado beetles as a military tactic to destroy crops.
I remember a group of us, mothers and children (men were still away due to the war) going through the potato fields - one row to each person - to pick off the Colorado beetles, no sprays in those far off days
NORDIC BUSINESS REPORT-13 July 2004-Adult Colorado beetles found in Lappeenranta, Finland(C)1994-2004 M2 COMMUNICATIONS LTD http://www.
But we know that it kills Colorado beetles, which are a massive problem in North America .
In the early 1990s, the Department of Agriculture issued an alert when a colony of Colorado beetles turned up at Smithfield market.
Last year 48 Colorado beetles, left, which destroy potato crops, were discovered in Ireland on spuds imported from Italy.
The Government is asking food importers, growers, gardeners, traders and consumers to look out for Colorado beetles.
The country's Environmental Protection Agency reports the spud is not harmful to small animals or humans who eat it, but will have fatal consequences for Colorado beetles, are a major pest to growers.
On June 25th, 1877, two Cologne newspapers reported that Colorado beetles, larvae, and eggs had been found on a potato field at Mulheim-am-Rhein in Germany.
She told me that she had read somewhere that Colorado beetles had been discovered in Britain,and that she was sure that she had one in the tub she was holding,and did I think that she should inform the police.
Colorado beetles been discovered in four new locations in Finland.
WHOLESALERS and retailers throughout the country have been put on alert after Colorado Beetles were found yesterday among potatoes.

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