Potato beetle

Definition of Potato beetle

(Zool.) A beetle (Doryphora decemlineata) which feeds, both in the larval and adult stages, upon the leaves of the potato, often doing great damage. Called also Colorado potato beetle, and Doryphora.
The Lema trilineata, a smaller and more slender striped beetle which feeds upon the potato plant, bur does less injury than the preceding species.

See also: Potato Potato

Related Words

chrysomelid, Colorado beetle, Colorado potato beetle, genus Leptinotarsa, leaf beetle, Leptinotarsa, Leptinotarsa decemlineata, potato bug
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