potato beetle
noun Date: 1866 Colorado potato beetle

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

  • 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 — 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 — /ˈpəˈteɪtoʊ bitl/ (say puh taytoh beetl) noun → Colorado beetle. Also, Chiefly US, potato bug …   Australian English dictionary

  • potato beetle — noun the Colorado beetle, Leptinotarsa decimlineata Syn: Colorado beetle, ten striped spearman …   Wiktionary

  • 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

  • False potato beetle — Taxobox name = False potato beetle image width = 240px regnum = Animalia phylum = Arthropoda classis = Insecta ordo = Coleoptera familia = Chrysomelidae genus = Leptinotarsa species = L. juncta binomial = Leptinotarsa juncta binomial authority =… …   Wikipedia

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