Colorado Beetle & Grub Farmers Specimen

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  • £225.00
  • €258 Euro
  • $286 US Dollar

United Kingdom

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Colorado Beetle & Grub Farmers Specimen

THE SCHOOL FOR SCANDAL
Very rare specimen case of the Colorado beetle and grub, these were used to warn farmers of the small creatures as they spread across american and Europe in the mid 19th century destroying the potato plant native to America and Mexico it begin destroying potato crop around 1859 by 1874 is had made its way to the Atlantic coast

By 1877 it had reached Western Europe in countries such as Belgium, Germany and France it later reached the UK and was registered at Liverpool docks, but the beetle never became established.

circa 1870s in age

6.5cm in width / 4.5cm in height / 4cm in depth

Period: 

1870

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