Colorado potato beetles are bright yellow with 5 bold brown stripes along the length of its body. Found in southwestern states, they are a pest of potato crops as well as tomatoes, eggplant, and peppers. They become active in May and will lay eggs as soon as a host plant is found, hatching in 4 – 15 days. They feed on foliage and can cause extensive damage. Hand pick them off plants and drown them in soapy water. Treat with Neem insecticide.