Colorado beetle
Colorado beetle Col`o*ra"do bee"tle (Zo["o]l.) A yellowish beetle ({Doryphora decemlineata}), with ten longitudinal, black, dorsal stripes. It has migrated eastwards from its original habitat in Colorado, and is very destructive to the potato plant; -- called also {potato beetle} and {potato bug}. See {Potato beetle}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Colorado beetle — ► NOUN ▪ a yellow and black striped American beetle whose larvae are highly destructive to potato plants. ORIGIN named after the US state of Colorado …   English terms dictionary

  • Colorado beetle — ☆ Colorado beetle n. a widely distributed black and yellowish beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata) that is a destructive pest of potatoes and other plants * * * …   Universalium

  • Colorado beetle — ☆ Colorado beetle n. a widely distributed black and yellowish beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata) that is a destructive pest of potatoes and other plants …   English World dictionary

  • Colorado beetle — n. a yellow and black striped beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata, the larva of which is highly destructive to the potato plant. Etymology: Colorado in the US * * * noun black and yellow beetle that feeds in adult and larval stages on potato… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Colorado beetle — Col·o·ra·do bee·tle || ‚kÉ’lÉ™ rɑːdəʊ n. Colorado potato beetle, small beetle that feeds on potato leaves …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Colorado beetle — Col′orad′o bee′tle n. ent 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 …   From formal English to slang

  • Colorado beetle — noun A beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata, formerly Doryphora decemlineata, with black and yellow stripes, that is a serious pest of potatoes. Syn: potato beetle, ten striped spearman …   Wiktionary

  • Colorado beetle — noun a yellow and black striped beetle, native to America, whose larvae are highly destructive to potato plants. [Leptinotarsa decemlineata.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • Colorado beetle — /kɒləradoʊ ˈbitl/ (say koluhrahdoh beetl) noun a black and yellow beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata, which is a potato pest …   Australian English dictionary

  • Colorado Beetle Kill — Contents 1 Background 2 Statistics 3 Uses of Beetle Kill Wood 4 Prevention 5 Works cited …   Wikipedia

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