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Colorado Potato Beetle
- Both adults and larvae chew holes in leaves
- Can defoliate entire plant
- Larvae are reddish pink with two rows of dark spots on each side, and 3/8" long
- Adults are yellowish with black stripes, round, and 3/8" long
- Active throughout the summer
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Epitrix cucmeris, potato flea beetle and E. fuscula, eggplant flea beetle.
- Adult feeding on leaves creates shallow pits and small, irregular holes giving it a "shot hole" appearance
- Heavy feeding may cause wilting
- Adults are small (1/16 to 1/8 inch long), black in color;
- Larvae are very small (
- Larvae feed on potato tuber causing shallow tunnels
- Present throughout the growing season
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Peridroma saucia, Agrotis ipsilon, Fetltia ducens
- Can chew holes in leaves (spring and early summer)
- Plant is cut off at or just below the soil surface
- Cutworms are grayish or brownish and up to 2 inches long; typically found during day hiding in soil
- Damage occurs during spring and summer
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Epicauta spp., Lytta spp.
- Adults feed on leaves
- Adults are long and narrow with soft wing covers, 1/2 to 1 inch long, and vary in color from brown to black, or dark with orange stripes
- More common in drought-like conditions
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