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Noun: potato bug  pu'tey-tow búg
  1. Black-and-yellow beetle that feeds in adult and larval stages on potato leaves; originally of eastern Rocky Mountains; now worldwide
    - Colorado potato beetle, Colorado beetle, potato beetle, Leptinotarsa decemlineata

Derived forms: potato bugs

Type of: chrysomelid, leaf beetle

Part of: genus Leptinotarsa, Leptinotarsa

Encyclopedia: Potato bug