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colorado potato beetle
« on: June 03, 2009, 21:01 »
ooh eerrr - my daughter and i were at our allotment today and i am loathe to say i think we have found some colorado potato beetle larvae on our neighbours allotment - have emailed DEFRA - it is defininitely NOT the false potato beetle larvae - have looked on the internet..

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Re: colorado potato beetle
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2009, 21:04 »
Please keep us informed on this.
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Re: colorado potato beetle
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2009, 21:06 »
Were they like this?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Colorado_potato_beetle#Life_cycle

Very interested to know  :ohmy:
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Re: colorado potato beetle
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2009, 22:48 »
I was in Germany on holiday (in the Black Forest region), when I was out walking to the local village and I passed a house with a garden and they had potatoes growing and one look at the leaves and you could tell there was colorado beetle, you can't miss them.
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Re: colorado potato beetle
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2009, 12:50 »
Any news from defra jlb664?
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Re: colorado potato beetle
« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2009, 07:05 »
Don't you just love being kept in suspense?

Hopefully the good folk of Buckinghamshire would have heard if they'd got something to worry about.
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Re: colorado potato beetle
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2009, 07:53 »
apparently in the 1940s my uncle Toby and my dad were in a police station and saw a poster about colorado beetle with a magnified picture so the beetle was about a foot long - and Toby wondered how anyone could miss something that big....
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Re: colorado potato beetle
« Reply #7 on: June 18, 2009, 10:01 »
Ladybird lavae are sometimes mistaken for colarado.

Type ladybird lavae and colarado beelte lavae into google images to compare

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Re: colorado potato beetle
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2009, 11:13 »
We used to have a shop years ago there was always a sign up with a pictue of Colorado Beetle and to inform which ever government department it was then.  That was back in the 70's  :)

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Re: colorado potato beetle
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2009, 11:22 »
don't they still have the pictures in police stations? Not been in one fore a long time  :D



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