potatobug


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potatobug

(pəˈteɪtəʊˌbʌɡ)
n
another name for Colorado beetle
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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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