- A yellow- and black-striped leaf beetle native to America, whose larvae are highly destructive to potato plants.
More example sentences
- Leptinotarsa decemlineata, family Chrysomelidae
- And in the case of wasps, mosquitoes, Colorado beetles and ants, I actually do my own killing.
- During the late 1940s I remember helping my uncle to search for Colorado beetles in his potato patch.
- Different varieties of vegetables attract specific bad bugs - potatoes, for instance, are the favourite food of the Colorado beetle.
late 19th century: named after the state of Colorado.
More definitions of Colorado beetleDefinition of Colorado beetle in:
- The US English dictionary