The colorado potato beetle

I don’t have a particular interest in the colorado potato beetle but I think it’s a pretty cool looking insect.

Colorado Potato Beetle

More information from Wikipedia:

The Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata, Chrysomelidae) has also been known as the Colorado beetle, Ten-striped spearman and the Ten-lined potato beetle. It is approximately 10 mm (0.4 inches) long, with a bright yellow/orange body and bold brown stripes across the length of its wing covers. Despite its name, this beetle is not native to Colorado, probably originating in central Mexico.

2 Replies to “The colorado potato beetle”

  1. moi aussi j’aime bien les doryphores …. on, pourrait ptetre se rencontrer un jour (pourquoi pas le dernier de 2005? à paimpol ?)
    PS : entre nous, c’est une belle bête le doryphore non?

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