Colorado beetle


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Colorado beetle

a black-and-yellow beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata, that is a serious pest of potatoes, feeding on the leaves: family Chrysomelidae
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General green leaf volatiles in the olfactory orientation of the Colorado beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata.
The potato bug, also known as the Colorado beetle, was discovered in the Rocky Mts.
Elsewhere, at a time when the Quayside was still thriving, dockers were told to stop work at Newcastle and Gateshead Quays as a Belgian ship's cargo of potatoes was thought to contain a Colorado beetle.
WHEN I was at junior school Miss Pring showed us a poster of the dreaded Colorado beetle.
Its legislative response to a feared Colorado beetle invasion marks the origins of phytosanitary legislation in Great Britain.
They almost always had a picture of a Colorado beetle and, in true Western style, a wanted poster of a local villain.
Farmers may need to grow new crop varieties and cope with pests like the Colorado beetle as the atmosphere heats up, the Government said yesterday.
The Colorado beetle is a nuisance on potatoes and tomatoes
Red Lily Beetles are a pest but, if they increase with mild winters, so do their predators' The Western Corn Rootworm is known as the 'billion dollar bug', while the Colorado Beetle damages potato plants and tomato plants
QUIZ CHALLENGE: 1 Weymouth' 2 Cecil Day-Lewis' 3 Nine' 4 The Hitch-Hiker"s Guide To The Galaxy' 5 The Colorado beetle.

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