potato bug

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Related to potato bug: potato beetle, Roly poly bug
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Noun1.potato bug - black-and-yellow beetle that feeds in adult and larval stages on potato leavespotato bug - 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
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27 Facebook post by Cascadia Forest Defenders, a Eugene-based environmental activist group, announcing the Sunday event near McAaAeAeA Kenz Bridge featured a drawing of what appears to be a potato bug smoking a hookah and an anarchist symbol in its smoke.
We fall back into the biological category of the potato bug which exterminated the potato, and thereby exterminated itself" The parallels with the 21st century plight of the rhinoceros, the mountain gorilla, and the African blackwood tree are clear.
Possible replies: pill bug, doodlebug, potato bug, roly poly, sow bug, twiddle bug, wood louse, millipede and centipede.
A POTATO bug that could wipe out the country's crop was found for the first time in the UK yesterday.
The baby alien turned out to be a Jerusalem cricket, otherwise known as a potato bug,'' he chuckles.
Along with wild mustard and the potato bug, human beings are finding ways to foil the best laid plans of Monsanto, Novartis and the rest.
the potato bug does great damage to potato crops when uncontrolled.
And sometimes an angel runs up to him, taps him on the shoulder and shows him a potato bug she has just dug out of the dirt.
Finally I have just discovered that Deadnetttle is used by organic gardeners as a companion plant for potatoes as it deters the potato bug and improves the growth and flavour of the potatoes.