Colorado Potato Beetle

Colorado Potato Beetle

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Caption: Colorado Potato Beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata) feeding on a nightshade plant. This beetle is a serious problem for potato farmers. It also feeds on tomato, eggplant, pepper, tobacco, and other solanceous plants. The Colorado Potato Beetle has become resistant to many of our chemical insecticides.

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