False Potato Beetle Leptinotarsa juncta (Germar, 1824)    
Kingdom Animalia   >   Phylum Arthropoda   >   Class Insecta   >   Order Coleoptera   >   Family Chrysomelidae   >   Genus Leptinotarsa   

Description:

Adults easily differentiated from Colorado Potato Beetle by the straight elytra dots and brown stripes on the elytra. In larvae, note one row of black spots vs. two.

Relationships:

Primary host plant is Carolina Horsenettle.

There are 92 records in the project database.

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A False Potato Beetle in Frederick Co., Maryland (8/25/2018). Photo by Mark Etheridge. (MBP list)

A False Potato Beetle in Montgomery Co., Maryland (6/10/2018). Photo by Steve Scholnick. (MBP list)

A False Potato Beetle in Baltimore Co., Maryland (8/20/2014). Photo by Frode Jacobsen. (MBP list)

A False Potato Beetle in Prince George's Co., Maryland (5/20/2012). Verified by Blaine Mathison/BugGuide. Photo by Barbara Thurlow. (MBP list)

False Potato Beetle in Cecil Co., Maryland (7/15/2015). Verified by Blaine Mathieson/BugGuide. Photo by Shannon Schade. (MBP list)

False Potato Beetle in Carroll Co., Maryland (5/26/2020). (c) Emilio Concari, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Emilio Concari. (MBP list)

A False Potato Beetle in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (5/26/2018). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A False Potato Beetle in Dorchester Co., Maryland (10/13/2013). Photo by Jim Brighton. (MBP list)

A False Potato Beetle in Calvert Co., Maryland (6/30/2006). Photo by Arlene Ripley. (MBP list)

A False Potato Beetle in Howard Co., Maryland (7/29/2014). Photo by Kurt Schwarz. (MBP list)

A False Potato Beetle in Washington Co., Maryland (5/13/2012). Photo by Bonnie Ott. (MBP list)

A False Potato Beetle in St. Mary's Co., Maryland (8/11/2016). Verified by Blaine Mathison/BugGuide. Photo by Jane Kostenko. (MBP list)

False Potato Beetle in Montgomery Co., Maryland (3/31/2018). (c) Ryan, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Ryan Douglas. (MBP list)

False Potato Beetle in Montgomery Co., Maryland (3/31/2018). (c) Ryan, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Ryan Douglas. (MBP list)

A False Potato Beetle in Harford Co., Maryland (10/26/2019). Photo by Cindy Pfeffer-Koerber. (MBP list)

A False Potato Beetle in Garrett Co., Maryland (6/30/2019). Photo by William Blauvelt. (MBP list)

A False Potato Beetle in Prince George's Co., Maryland. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A False Potato Beetle in Prince George's Co., Maryland. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

A False Potato Beetle in Prince George's Co., Maryland. Photo by USGS PWRC. (MBP list)

False Potato Beetle in Allegany Co., Maryland (7/18/2014). Photo by Kimberly Booth. (MBP list)

False Potato Beetle larvae on Carolina Horsenettle in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland (6/22/2014). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)

False Potato Beetle larvae in Kent Co., Maryland (6/7/2014). Photo by John Hall. (MBP list)

False Potato Beetle larva in Howard Co., Maryland (7/21/2014). Photo by Richard Orr. (MBP list)

False Potato Beetle larvae in Prince George's Co., Maryland (8/6/2022). (c) Matthew Beziat, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC). Photo by Matthew Beziat. (MBP list)

False Potato Beetle larva in Carroll Co., Maryland (8/1/2011). Photo by Anna Letaw. (MBP list)

A False Potato Beetle larva molting in Carroll Co., Maryland (8/7/2011). Photo by Anna Letaw. (MBP list)

False Potato Beetle larvae on Carolina Horsenettle in Howard Co., Maryland (7/14/2019). Photo by Bill Hubick. (MBP list)


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