Colorado potato beetle on potato plant

Colorado potato beetle on potato plant

B265/0156 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 52.6MB

Downloadable file size: 1.7MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Caption: Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata) with a potato plant, artwork. This beetle is a serious pest of commercial potato crops. The insect is about 10 mm long and native to the south-west of North America, although now they are also found across North America, Europe and Asia. Females lay eggs (yellow) on the underside of host leaves; after 4-15 days the eggs hatch into larvae (red) which feed on the leaves. The larvae progress through 4 growth stages (instars) before burrowing into the soil and forming a pupa (brown) with a hard protective coating. After a period of several weeks or several months, depending on conditions, the adult insect emerges and returns to the host plant to feed and mate.

Release details: Model release not required. Property release not required.

Keywords: agricultural, agriculture, animal, artwork, beetle, biological, biology, botanical, botany, bug, colorado potato beetle, commercial, crop, damage, damaged, eating, economic, farming, fauna, feeding, foliage, illustration, insect, instar, instars, larva, larvae, leaf, leptinotarsa decemlineata, life cycle, metamorphosis, nature, pathogens, pest, pests, plant, potato, pupa, pupae

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.