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  1. “We’ve seen Colorados. Interestingly, this year I’ve actually seem some other beetle problems on potatoes. One is a three-lined potato beetle, as well as the Colorado Potato Beetle. And another one is called the Mottled Tortoise Beetle. And it is normally – what we’ve been finding it on mostly has been tomatoes,” says Jim Dill.
  2. The Colorado potato beetle was first recognized as a pest of potato in Colorado in after settlers introduced potatoes into the insect's native range of the eastern Rocky Mountains. The native host for this insect is a relative of potato, buffalo bur (Solanum rostratum). It took the beetle about 30 years to adapt to potato.
  3. Yesterday (Saturday May 12, ), I found a bunch of Colorado potato beetle grubs (also called as larvae) were feeding on all of my four potato plants (Photo 1) that I had planted in December of This is the first time I have planted potatoes in my organic garden but did not expect that they will be attacked by Colorado potato beetles or any other insect pests.
  4. Mar 12,  · Canadian researchers have developed new potato varieties resistant to the Colorado potato beetle. According to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), naturally-produced chemicals in potato leaves, may hold the key to a .
  5. Jun 04,  · Colorado potato beetles feed on the foliage of potato, tomato, eggplant, pepper and other related plants. They are most damaging to potatoes where the defoliation reduces yields and may even kill plants. Colorado potato beetles are approximately 3/8 inch long with an oval, convex body.
  6. Aug 05,  · Distribution – The Colorado potato beetle can be found throughout most of North America. Host Plants – Colorado potato beetles infest a wide variety of plants including tomato, potato, eggplant, pepper, tobacco, ground cherry, nightshade, and other solanaceous plants.
  7. Jul 25,  · The Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata) became a pest when settlers brought potatoes into the Rocky Mountain area, the native habitat of this beetle. The beetle preferred potatoes to its host weed, and now is a serious pest throughout the U.S. and Eastern Canada. The Colorado potato beetle feeds on the leaves and terminal growths of such plants as potatoes, tomatoes, and eggplant.
  8. Jul 08,  · Colorado potato beetles, aka potato bugs, are about 1/4 to 1/2 inch long. The area behind their heads is orange-yellow. You can easily identify them by the 10 alternating yellow and black stripes on their shells. These voracious insects can be confused with false potato beetles (Leptinotarsa juncta), which are not pests. You can tell the difference because the .
  9. Anyone who grows potatoes is familiar with the Colorado potato beetle. to devour vegetables in the nightshade family: potato, tomato, eggplant and peppers. The adult beetles as well as their larvae can strip the plants of leaves and ruin an entire crop, if left to their own devices.

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