Colorado Potato Beetle Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Say, 1824)  

Description:

Compare False Potato Beetle.

Relationships:

Larvae are fond of Carolina Horsenettle.

There are 12 records in the project database.

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A Colorado Potato Beetle in Worcester Co., Maryland (5/19/2013). This species can be differentiated from the False Potato Beetle by the irregular elytra dots (diagnostic feature) and lack of brown stripes on the elytra. Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A Colorado Potato Beetle at Andelot Farm, Kent Co., Maryland (6/7/2014). Photo by Matt Tillett. (MBP list)

A Colorado Potato Beetle in Montgomery Co., Maryland (9/4/2012). Determined by Natalie Hernandez/BugGuide. Photo by Don Watley. (MBP list)

A Colorado Potato Beetle larva in Kent Co., Maryland (6/7/2014). Photo by Dan Small. (MBP list)

A Colorado Potato Beetle larva on Carolina Horsenettle at Andelot Farm, Kent Co., Maryland (6/7/2014). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)


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