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False Potato Beetle (Leptinotarsa juncta)

Order: Coleoptera (ko-lee-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Chrysomelidae
Genus: Leptinotarsa
Species: juncta


No positives
1 neutral
No negatives


This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Quaker Hill, Connecticut
Benton, Kentucky
Potomac, Maryland
Ogallala, Nebraska
Loudonville, Ohio
Devon, Pennsylvania
West Chester, Pennsylvania
Bedford, Virginia
Lexington, Virginia
Sinks Grove, West Virginia

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Member Notes:

Neutral suunto On Jan 21, 2009, suunto from Sinks Grove, WV wrote:

This species is often seen here in SE West Virginia. The larvae are easily distinguished by their shiny, grayish-pink coloration as opposed to the duller, brick red larvae of the true Colorado potato beetle.

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