Colorado potato beetle


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Colorado potato beetle

n.
A small yellow-and-black striped chrysomelid beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata) native to western North America that is a major pest of potatoes and other crops in North America and Eurasia.
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Noun1.Colorado potato beetle - black-and-yellow beetle that feeds in adult and larval stages on potato leavesColorado potato 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
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Because the large corporate farms around us drench their fields in pesticides to combat the dreaded Colorado potato beetle, we end up with an overabundance of the persistent insects on our potatoes every year.
According to Dr Smagghe, the RNAi technology has been successfully implemented to tackle pests such as the Colorado potato beetle in Europe and the Asian citrus psyllid, which is a bug targeting citrus trees in Florida.
Some Herbivores, like the Colorado potato beetle, spend the winter as adults in the soil near the plants on which they fed as larvae...
Colorado potato beetle < Colorado < Colorado River < red (Spanish colorado.)
PEST AND DISEASE PREVENTION PROBLEM DESCRIPTION Colorado potato beetle Yellow-and-black-striped beetles (Leptinotarsa decemlineata) lay orange eggs on leaf undersides.
This is also known for the pests of other crops, for example a comparison of the efficacy of foliar application of two strains of Steinernema feltiae (Filipjev) and spraying with thiametoxam for control of the Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata [Say]) on potato was tested.
instars of the Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata Say Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae) after 96 h with the application of B.
It is planted alongside potatoes to repel the Colorado potato beetle, with one study finding tansy reduced the beetle population by 60 to 100%.
Artem Sled of Kazakhstan has won The Best Innovative Product award in agriculture for technology of production of a preparation against Colorado potato beetle on the basis of entomopathogenic microorganisms.
Aggregation pheromone of the Colorado potato beetle. In 2002 Oliver et al.

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