Definition of Colorado potato beetle
1. Noun. Black-and-yellow beetle that feeds in adult and larval stages on potato leaves; originally of eastern Rocky Mountains; now worldwide.
Generic synonyms: Chrysomelid, Leaf Beetle
Group relationships: Genus Leptinotarsa, Leptinotarsa
Lexicographical Neighbors of Colorado Potato Beetle
Literary usage of Colorado potato beetle
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Handbook of Nature-study for Teachers and Parents, Based on the Cornell by Anna Botsford Comstock (1911)
"One of the most remarkable things about the Colorado potato-beetle is its history. It is one of the few insect pests which is native to America. ..."
2. Bibliography of the More Important Contributions to American Economic Entomology by United States Bureau of Entomology, Nathan Banks, Samuel Henshaw (1889)
"... 101 The Colorado potato-beetle, Doryphora W-lineata 101 Its past history and future progress, 101—Its native home, 101—Its gradual spread eastward, ..."
3. Computers and Information Technologies in Agricultural Production and edited by Karl R. Schneider (1997)
"Additionally, the spatial dynamics of Colorado potato beetle populations subjected ... Colorado potato beetle infestations mostly remained near field edges ..."