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I thought it was a colorado beetle at first


 
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 6:21 pm    Post subject: I thought it was a colorado beetle at first Reply with quote

Any ideas anyone? These are numerous on my potatoes in the last few days. They seem to like the Golden Wonders more than the Roosters and Kerrs Pinks. 8-10mm long and at the tops of the plants moreso.

Ladybird pupa rather than the larva which is lilac with yellow spots?



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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Enter "Colorado Beetle" into Google...I'm just after doing it and it seems there are 2 Types...0ne with unbroken Yellow and Dark lines on its back....and the other is almost Identical to your Photo... hope I'm wrong...
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:31 pm    Post subject: I thought it was a colorado beetle at first Reply with quote

Jaaaaaysus i could be responsible for an epidemic! Which website exactly were you looking at? I have looked at a few today and the results are not conclusive but I am leaning towards the ladybird theory.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looks much more like a ladybird pupa to me:

http://www.edphillipswildlife.com/harlequin-pupa03
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 22, 2013 9:43 pm    Post subject: I thought it was a colorado beetle at first Reply with quote

Hello medieval knievel,
Yep we came to the same conclusion a few hours back, at first we didn't know whether to pick them all off and boil them for dinner or leave them in situ to do some good. Apparently the pupa only look like this for 6 or 7 days and then change into larva which look completely different. But the photos on google images are spookily like the colorado.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 7:01 pm    Post subject: Re: I thought it was a colorado beetle at first Reply with quote

tagwex wrote:
Jaaaaaysus i could be responsible for an epidemic! Which website exactly were you looking at? I have looked at a few today and the results are not conclusive but I am leaning towards the ladybird theory.



I typed in "Colorado Beetle" again and the same Photos came up alongside different Websites which I did not have to go into...cant add anymore... Exclamation
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 9:32 pm    Post subject: Colorado v ladybird Reply with quote

Hello Geranimojess,

Naaah, I'm still going with the Ladybird pupa. There is NO leaf damage to be seen. Although they are very similar there are differences to be noted.



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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad I was wrong...
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 24, 2013 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So am I!
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