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  1. Colorado potato beetle, Colorado beetle, potato bug, potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineatanoun

    black-and-yellow beetle that feeds in adult and larval stages on potato leaves; originally of eastern Rocky Mountains; now worldwide


  1. potato bugnoun

    The Colorado beetle

  2. potato bugnoun

    The woodlouse


  1. potato bug

    A potato bug, also known as a Colorado potato beetle or Leptinotarsa decemlineata, is a significant pest of potato crops. They are approximately 10 millimeters long, with a bright yellow/orange body and distinctive black stripes on their wing covers. The term can also refer to a Jerusalem cricket, a large flightless insect found in the western United States, or a European woodlouse.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of potato bug in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of potato bug in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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