PASCAL GOETGHELUCK / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY PASCAL GOETGHELUCK / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata) larva on a leaf. This agricultural pest hatches from an egg laid on the underside of a leaf. An individual larva can consume 40 square centimetres of plant material a day. When mature, this larva will metamorphose into an adult beetle. Colorado potato beetles are a serious insect pest of potatoes and other crops. Both adults and larvae feed on the plant's foliage and may completely destroy the crop.
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