Colorado potato beetle
noun Date: 1874 a black-and-yellow striped beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata) that feeds on the leaves of the potato — called also potato beetle, potato bug

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Colorado potato beetle — Potato beetle redirects here. This can also refer to similar Chrysomelidae, e.g. Lema trilineata. Colorado potato beetle Scientific classification Kingdom …   Wikipedia

  • Colorado potato beetle — Potato Po*ta to, n.; pl. {Potatoes}. [Sp. patata potato, batata sweet potato, from the native American name (probably batata) in Hayti.] (Bot.) (a) A plant ({Solanum tuberosum}) of the Nightshade family, and its esculent farinaceous tuber, of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Colorado potato beetle — a black and yellow leaf beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata, originally of Colorado and neighboring states but now a common pest in all potato growing regions of the U.S. Also called Colorado beetle, potato beetle, potatobug. [1865 70, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Colorado potato beetle — noun black and yellow beetle that feeds in adult and larval stages on potato leaves; originally of eastern Rocky Mountains; now worldwide • Syn: ↑Colorado beetle, ↑potato bug, ↑potato beetle, ↑Leptinotarsa decemlineata • Hypernyms: ↑leaf beetle,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • potato beetle — ☆ potato beetle or potato bug n. COLORADO BEETLE * * * Destructive species (Lema trilineata) of leaf beetle (family Chrysomelidae). Less than 0.25 in. (6 mm) long, it is yellow and has three black stripes on its wing covers. Eggs are laid on the… …   Universalium

  • Potato beetle — Potato Po*ta to, n.; pl. {Potatoes}. [Sp. patata potato, batata sweet potato, from the native American name (probably batata) in Hayti.] (Bot.) (a) A plant ({Solanum tuberosum}) of the Nightshade family, and its esculent farinaceous tuber, of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • potato beetle — noun black and yellow beetle that feeds in adult and larval stages on potato leaves; originally of eastern Rocky Mountains; now worldwide • Syn: ↑Colorado potato beetle, ↑Colorado beetle, ↑potato bug, ↑Leptinotarsa decemlineata • Hypernyms: ↑leaf …   Useful english dictionary

  • potato beetle — noun Date: 1866 Colorado potato beetle …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • potato 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • potato beetle — ☆ potato beetle or potato bug n. COLORADO BEETLE …   English World dictionary

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