Colorado Potato Beetle

Colorado

Potato Beetle

Description: Adult beetle has a yellow body with black stripes

running downward. Red larva grows to 3/5″ long with

rows of black spots along its sides. Favorite foods

are potato, eggplant, pepper and tomato. Adults and

larvae feed on leaves and stems, often stripping entire

plants. Small garden plantings seem to be particularly

vulnerable to damage.

Solution: Potato Shield (Bt) is highly effective

against larvae. For control of adults, spray with PyolaTM Insecticidal

Spray or Liquid Rotenone/Pyrethrin. Lady Beetles eat the eggs and Grub-Away Nematodes kill the larvae

when they move to the ground to transform into adult

beetles.

 


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