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potatobug

or pota·to bug

[ puh-tey-toh-buhg, -tey-tuh- ]
/ pəˈteɪ toʊˌbʌg, -ˈteɪ tə- /
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Also called potato beetle.

Origin of potatobug

An Americanism dating back to 1790–1800
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