Exotic Pest Reporting
Colorado potato beetle
Colorado potato beetle (Leptinotarsa decemlineata) is an insect pest. It was first detected in Oklahoma in 1984.
Both the striped beetle and the black-spotted, red larva feed on potato leaves. Their damage can greatly reduce yield and even kill plants. In addition to potato, Colorado potato beetle can be a serious pest of tomato, eggplant, and pepper. .
03/04/2020 - Climate helps battle against Colorado potato beetle
01/21/2020 - Species specific insecticide 'seven-10 years' away
12/19/2019 - Field Scouting Guide: Colorado Potato Beetle
12/18/2019 - Cannibal larvae eat eggs, grow fast, avoid predators
11/22/2019 - The Poison Was Taken Intentionally
07/19/2019 - Colorado potato beetles
02/27/2018 - Telling good bugs from bad: the name game
08/14/2017 - Watch an insect expose its guts while still alive
08/03/2017 - August sublime time to plant spinach
07/27/2017 - East Michigan vegetable update
07/26/2017 - Garden's friends and foes