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Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Colorado potato beetle)

Wikipedia Abstract

"Potato beetle" redirects here. This can also refer to similar Chrysomelidae, e.g. Lema trilineata.The Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata), also known as the Colorado beetle, the ten-striped spearman, the ten-lined potato beetle or the potato bug, is a major pest of potato crops. It is approximately 10 millimetres (0.39 in) long, with a bright yellow/orange body and five bold brown stripes along the length of each of its elytra.
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Prey / Diet

Atropa belladonna (Belladonna)[1]
Brassica oleracea (broccoli)[1]
Nicotiana tabacum (cultivated tobacco)[1]
Solanum dulcamara (deadly nightshade)[2]
Solanum elaeagnifolium (silverleaf nightshade)[2]
Solanum lycopersicum (Currant Tomato)[2]
Solanum melongena (Baingun cultivated eggplnat)[2]
Solanum nigrum (Black or Garden Nightshade)[2]
Solanum tuberosum (Irish potato)[1]
Solanum villosum (modalicou)[2]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Anthophora abrupta (miner bee)2
Leptoglossus zonatus (Large-Legged Bug)1
Lygocoris pabulinus (Common Green Capsid)2
Psylliodes affinis3
Turdus merula (Eurasian Blackbird)2


Euthyrhynchus floridanus (Florida predatory stink bug)[3]
Proctacanthus milbertii[4]
Promachus bastardii[4]
Turdus migratorius (American Robin)[1]


Parasitized by 
Prosopea americana[1]


Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China); Middle America; North America;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Jorrit H. Poelen, James D. Simons and Chris J. Mungall. (2014). Global Biotic Interactions: An open infrastructure to share and analyze species-interaction datasets. Ecological Informatics.
2Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
3Euthyrhynchus floridanus (Linnaeus) (Insecta: Hemiptera: Pentatomidae), Frank W. Mead (retired), Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Division of Plant Industry, and David B. Richman, University of Florida, October 2000. Latest revision: May 2013
4Predator-Prey Database for the family Asilidae (Hexapoda: Diptera) Prepared by Dr. Robert Lavigne, Professor Emeritus, University of Wyoming, USA and Dr. Jason Londt (Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg)
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