Colorado Potato Beetle Leptinotarsa decemlineata (Say)

  • Wenchao GuoEmail author
  • Chao Li
  • Tuerxun Ahemaiti
  • Weihua Jiang
  • Guoqing Li
  • Jiahe Wu
  • Kaiyun Fu
Part of the Invading Nature - Springer Series in Invasion Ecology book series (INNA, volume 11)


Colorado potato beetle (CPB) was naturally dispersed from Kazakhstan into Xinjiang Autonomous Region of China in 1993. Since then, it has been widely distributed all over the southern region of the Tianshan Mountain. Chinese scientists focused on its monitoring and invasion risk management in China, as well as its invasion biology and ecology related to rapid dispersal, such as developmental threshold and cumulative temperature, diapause condition, and influence factors for flight. In invaded regions of China, several techniques such as improved crop cultivation techniques, friendly environmental chemical control (low or none toxic insecticides), biological control, physical techniques, ecological regulations etc. can be combined into an integrated pest management of CPB. However, some questions still remain in theses fields, for example, the genetic variations, environment (hosts, habitats, climates, soil etc.) adaptabilities and geographical populations of CPB are still unclear, and mechanisms of CPB’s rapid resistance development to pesticides have not been well understood. The concerned diapause mechanisms are still unknown. Moreover, the interactions between CPB, hosts, pathogens, predators and parasitoids, environments have not been studied, and the resistance or tolerance of potato plants to CPB and their related mechanisms all need to be understood in order to breed CPB-resistant potato crops.


Leptinotarsa decemlineata Invasion risk management Flight Transgenic CPB-resistant potato Beauveria bassina RNA interference technology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Wenchao Guo
    • 1
    Email author
  • Chao Li
    • 2
  • Tuerxun Ahemaiti
    • 1
  • Weihua Jiang
    • 3
  • Guoqing Li
    • 3
  • Jiahe Wu
    • 4
  • Kaiyun Fu
    • 1
  1. 1.Xinjiang Academy of Agricultural SciencesÜrümqiChina
  2. 2.Xinjiang Agricultural UniversityÜrümqiChina
  3. 3.Nanjing Agricultural UniversityNanjingChina
  4. 4.Chinese Academy of SciencesBeijingChina

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