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Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Say, 1824) 9 mm long Chrysomelidae, found on Salix caprea far away from agricultural areas Colorado potato beetle,France,Geotagged,Leptinotarsa decemlineata,Spring Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Say, 1824)

9 mm long Chrysomelidae, found on Salix caprea far away from agricultural areas

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  1. Your usual brilliant standard Claude
    Posted 18 days ago

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The Colorado potato beetle is an important pest of potato crops. It is approximately 10 millimetres long, with a bright yellow/orange body and five bold brown stripes along the length of each of its elytra. It can easily be confused with its close cousin and look-alike, the false potato beetle.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Claude CHAVAND
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By Claude CHAVAND

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Uploaded Jun 6, 2022. Captured Jun 5, 2022 15:28 in 9JQ8+5X Roisey, France.
  • ILCE-7M2
  • f/8.0
  • 1/100s
  • ISO400
  • 90mm