So two of our lab's techs returned from the field today with the bad news that at least one of our potatoes is being eaten alive by little red bugs.
"Did they look like ladybugs?" I asked, opening the Wikipedia page to the most obvious pest that occurred to me, the notorious Colorado potato beetle.
"Was this it?"
"No, they didn't have stripes."
"Howabout the larvae?
I love it when things are easy!