False Potato Beetle

Leptinotarsa juncta

Colorado Potato Beetle
Photo by Eric Williams
The False Potato Beetle is just over 1/2 inch in size.  It is found throughout North America.  The False Potato Beetle can be told from the Colorado Potato Beetle, a serious pest insect, by the black spot on the femur and the even rows of punctures in the elytra (wing coverings).  The Colorado Potato Beetle has uneven punctures.
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