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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 17 adult Colorado beetles found in Lappeenranta, Finland are thought to be individuals from last summer or the year before that have survived the winter.
But the experience in Mulheim and the subsequent identification of Colorado beetles in Liverpool were the events which precipitated a government legislative response.
Plagued by hordes of hungry Colorado beetles, North American farmers resorted to large-scale applications of Paris-green - an arsenical compound used to colour most green paints - in the late 1860s.
Its legislative response to a feared Colorado beetle invasion marks the origins of phytosanitary legislation in Great Britain.
The object of their fears was the Colorado beetle (Doryphora [now Leptinotarsa] decemlineata), a small yellow insect adorned with ten black stripes down its elytra.
It turned out that Val had remembered something about Colorado beetles from herchildhood, something whichI shall relate to you without further ado.
The adult beetle,A Colorado beetle,an unlikely visitor to these shores and no reason to inform the police
I remember thinking that in the unlikely event of it being a Colorado beetle,I couldn't see what the police could do
Eventually,after much prising and cutting, the tub was opened to reveal one very fed up cockchafer, and I explained to the lady that it wasn't a Colorado beetle,but a May bug - although she didn't seem too convinced,and I said that we should release it to let it continue its strange nightly business,after which I handed the obviously disappointed lady her margarine tub back.
The discovery of Colorado beetles in Finland has caused concern.
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.
Colorado beetles are believed to have fed originally on wild potatoes in the South American Andes.

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