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Definition of Doryphora
DoryphoraPotato Po*ta"to, n.; pl. Potatoes. [Sp. patata potato,
batata sweet potato, from the native American name (probably
batata) in Hayti.] (Bot.)
(a) A plant (Solanum tuberosum) of the Nightshade
family, and its esculent farinaceous tuber, of which
there are numerous varieties used for food. It is
native of South America, but a form of the species is
found native as far north as New Mexico.
(b) The sweet potato (see below).
Potato beetle, Potato bug. (Zo["o]l.)
(a) A beetle (Doryphora decemlineata) which feeds, both
in the larval and adult stages, upon the leaves of the
potato, often doing great damage. Called also
Colorado potato beetle, and Doryphora. See
(b) The Lema trilineata, a smaller and more slender
striped beetle which feeds upon the potato plant, bur
does less injury than the preceding species.
Potato fly (Zo["o]l.), any one of several species of
blister beetles infesting the potato vine. The black
species (Lytta atrata), the striped (L. vittata), and
the gray (L. cinerea, or Fabricii) are the most common.
See Blister beetle, under Blister.
Potato rot, a disease of the tubers of the potato, supposed
to be caused by a kind of mold (Peronospora infestans),
which is first seen upon the leaves and stems.
Potato weevil (Zo["o]l.), an American weevil (Baridius
trinotatus) whose larva lives in and kills the stalks of
potato vines, often causing serious damage to the crop.
Potato whisky, a strong, fiery liquor, having a hot, smoky
taste, and rich in amyl alcohol (fusel oil); it is made
from potatoes or potato starch.
Potato worm (Zo["o]l.), the large green larva of a sphinx,
or hawk moth (Macrosila quinquemaculata); -- called also
tomato worm. See Illust. under Tomato.
Seaside potato (Bot.), Ipom[oe]a Pes-Capr[ae], a kind of
morning-glory with rounded and emarginate or bilobed
leaves. [West Indies]
Sweet potato (Bot.), a climbing plant (Ipom[oe]a Balatas)
allied to the morning-glory. Its farinaceous tubers have a
sweetish taste, and are used, when cooked, for food. It is
probably a native of Brazil, but is cultivated extensively
in the warmer parts of every continent, and even as far
north as New Jersey. The name potato was applied to this
plant before it was to the Solanum tuberosum, and this
is the ``potato' of the Southern United States.
Wild potato. (Bot.)
(a) A vine (Ipom[oe]a pandurata) having a pale purplish
flower and an enormous root. It is common in sandy
places in the United States.
(b) A similar tropical American plant (I. fastigiata)
which it is thought may have been the original stock
of the sweet potato. DoryphoraDoryphora Do*ryph"o*ra, n. [NL. See Doryphoros.] (Zo["o]l.)
A genus of plant-eating beetles, including the potato beetle.
See Potato beetle.
Meaning of Doryphora from wikipedia
is a genus
in the family
Athero****taceae, or formerly
Monimiaceae. It contains
four species, two endemic
to Australia. They are...
s****afras, commonly known
as s****afras, yellow-, canary- or golden
s****afras, or golden
deal, is a species
tree of the family
- Anameristes doryphora
is a species
of moth of the family
Tortricidae. It is found
from Austria. Synonym: Doryphora luteella
Heinemann, 1870 Monochroa griseella
(Heinemann, 1870), described
as Doryphora griseella
Genus: Scrobipal**** Species: S. daturae Binomial
name Scrobipal**** daturae
Zeller, 1877 Synonyms Gelechia
Species: C. gypsella Binomial
name Caulastrocecis gypsella
(Constant, 1893) Synonyms Doryphora gypsella
- 1870) Synonyms
Heinemann, 1870 Gelechia insularis
Staudinger, 1871 Opacopsis gallica
Povolný, 1992 Doryphora praticolella
- Synonyms Dioscorea batatas
Decne. Dioscorea decaisneana
Carrière Dioscorea doryphora Hance Dioscorea swinhoei Rolfe Dioscorea rosthornii Diels Dioscorea
- Order: Lepidoptera
Wocke, 1876 Synonyms Doryphora
Heinemann, 1870 Doryp****lla ****erell, 1888...
- Ephysteris oschophora Meyrick
1910 Metzneria xanthorhabda Gozmany
1951 Doryphora parvula
Staudinger, 1879 Phthorimaea fanatica
Meyrick, 1921 Ephysteris...
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