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potato beetle

n.
The Colorado potato beetle.
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potato beetle

n
(Animals) another name for the Colorado beetle
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Noun1.potato beetle - black-and-yellow beetle that feeds in adult and larval stages on potato leavespotato 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.
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Colorado potato beetle < Colorado < Colorado River < red (Spanish colorado.)
Case in point: the annoying potato beetle. SchEnfer reaches for the gloves without hesitation, getting up close and personal in picking off the pests herself.
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.
Roger Wiegand, the company's CEO, says the company is also trying to kill insects that aren't as easily affected by RNA as the potato beetle. "There are insects that just laugh at naked double-stranded RNA," he says.
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It is planted alongside potatoes to repel the Colorado potato beetle, with one study finding tansy reduced the beetle population by 60 to 100%.