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:''Looking to know more about the Colorado potato beetle? Whether you learned about them out of curiosity or while researching insecticides, you’ll find the information here useful.''
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:Looking to know more about the Colorado potato beetle? Whether you learned about them out of curiosity or while researching insecticides, you’ll find the information here useful.
  
[[File:Colorado Potato Beetle.jpg|thumb|Colorado Potato Beetle]]
 
 
'''Leptinotarsa decemlineata''' is an important pest in the Chrysomelidae family. The ''L.decemlineata'' is a serious threat to many plants of the Solanaceae family, especially the genus ''Solanum''. It’s known to cause damage to the pepper and potato crops and can develop resistance to insecticides easily. This pest spread throughout the world from America after the Second World War. The Colorado potato beetle is believed to have originated in America.
 
'''Leptinotarsa decemlineata''' is an important pest in the Chrysomelidae family. The ''L.decemlineata'' is a serious threat to many plants of the Solanaceae family, especially the genus ''Solanum''. It’s known to cause damage to the pepper and potato crops and can develop resistance to insecticides easily. This pest spread throughout the world from America after the Second World War. The Colorado potato beetle is believed to have originated in America.
  
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In 1811, Thomas Nuttall first discovered this beetle in Florida. However, it was only properly described in 1824 by American entomologist Thomas Say. This insect’s affinity for potato plants was established in 1859. Significantly notable was their attack on potato plants starting from Nebraska of the U.S.A. After damaging potato crops in America, the potato beetle spread to the Atlantic coast.
 
In 1811, Thomas Nuttall first discovered this beetle in Florida. However, it was only properly described in 1824 by American entomologist Thomas Say. This insect’s affinity for potato plants was established in 1859. Significantly notable was their attack on potato plants starting from Nebraska of the U.S.A. After damaging potato crops in America, the potato beetle spread to the Atlantic coast.
  
After some time it had successfully established itself in Europe similary to [[Spanish Fly]] or [[European Rose Chafer]], too.  Colorado potato beetles are reported on the islands of Jersey, as well as Spain, Norway, Denmark and many countries in Asia. However, some parts of America such as Alaska, California, Hawaii, and Nevada are free from the Colorado potato beetle.
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After some time it had successfully established itself in Europe, too.  Colorado potato beetles are reported on the islands of Jersey, as well as Spain, Norway, Denmark and many countries in Asia. However, some parts of America such as Alaska, California, Hawaii, and Nevada are free from the Colorado potato beetle.
  
 
The Colorado potato beetles are found in a large number of crops that belong to the Solanaceae family, particularly potatoes and aubergines.  The adults of this beetle feed on the tubers of the host plant, as well as on leaves and other growing parts such as the stem. The false potato beetle is confined to some eastern parts of the U.S.A.
 
The Colorado potato beetles are found in a large number of crops that belong to the Solanaceae family, particularly potatoes and aubergines.  The adults of this beetle feed on the tubers of the host plant, as well as on leaves and other growing parts such as the stem. The false potato beetle is confined to some eastern parts of the U.S.A.

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