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 for Colorado beetle
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Colorado beetle \Col`o*ra"do bee"tle\ (Zool.)
     A yellowish beetle ({Doryphora decemlineata), with ten
     longitudinal, black, dorsal stripes. It has migrated
     eastwards from its original habitat in Colorado, and is very
     destructive to the potato plant; -- called also potato
     beetle and potato bug. See Potato beetle.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Colorado beetle
      n 1: black-and-yellow beetle that feeds in adult and larval
           stages on potato leaves; originally of eastern Rocky
           Mountains; now worldwide [syn: Colorado potato beetle,
           Colorado beetle, potato bug, potato beetle,
           Leptinotarsa decemlineata]

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