Colorado Potato Beetle

Delahaut, K.A. 1997. Colorado Potato Beetle. University of Wisconsin-Extension. Accessed at: <http://learningstore.uwex.edu/Assets/pdfs/A3678.pdf>

Colorado Potato Beetle was produced by the University of Wisconsin Extension and written by Karen Delahaut. The Colorado potato beetle is a destructive pest affecting both home and market gardens on the potato or eggplant, as well as common weed species including night-shade, ground cherry, jimsonweed, horse nettle, and mullen. The beetle feeds on leaves of the plant and can lead to complete defoliation. The publication covers the symptoms and effects, life cycle, and different methods of control for the Colorado potato beetle. 

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