Colorado Potato Beetles-Not just for potatoes!

Colorado Potato Beetles are back in the garden.  Here they are in all their stages.  The best way to manage these is to put on a pair of gloves, pick them off your plants and squish them.  Sorry, but these guys are resistant to just about every other method, including natural predators.  They over winter in the soil and in the field margins.  They also eat tomatoes, eggplant and pepper.  Crop rotation can help but is difficult in a Community Garden setting.  If you see them on your plants or someone else’s please eliminate them!  Thanks

Colorado Potato Beetle larvae

Colorado Potato Beetle larvae

Potato Beetle Eggs

Potato Beetle Eggs

Adult Colorado Potato Beetle

Adult Colorado Potato Beetle