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colorado beetle

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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • A yellowish beetle (Doryphora decemlineata), with ten longitudinal, black, dorsal stripes. It has migrated eastwards from its original habitat in Colorado, and is very destructive to the potato plant; -- called also potato beetle and potato bug. See potato beetle.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • See beetle.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. black-and-yellow beetle that feeds in adult and larval stages on potato leaves; originally of eastern Rocky Mountains; now worldwide

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