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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The Government is asking food importers, growers, gardeners, traders and consumers to look out for Colorado beetles.
The country's Environmental Protection Agency reports the spud is not harmful to small animals or humans who eat it, but will have fatal consequences for Colorado beetles, are a major pest to growers.
She told me that she had read somewhere that Colorado beetles had been discovered in Britain,and that she was sure that she had one in the tub she was holding,and did I think that she should inform the police.
WHOLESALERS and retailers throughout the country have been put on alert after Colorado Beetles were found yesterday among potatoes.
Forty eight Colorado beetles have been found in the past two days in a shipment of Italian potatoes being sold at Dublin's Smithfield Market.

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