By using this site, you agree to its use of cookies as provided in our policy.

Colorado beetle monument, Hédervár, Hungary
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Noe1
N 47° 49.848 E 017° 27.315
33T E 683742 N 5300413
Quick Description: Statue of beetle on site where the first Colorado potato beetle was found in Hungary in 1947.
Location: Gyor-Moson-Sopron, Hungary
Date Posted: 2/20/2012 12:21:39 AM
Waymark Code: WMDRPX
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member carleenp
Views: 10

Long Description:
This is the site where the first Colorado potato beetle was found in Hungary in 1947. Communist propaganda claimed it as an imperialist attack and accused the West artificially planted the beetle by aircraft or by agents in the Soviet bloc countries (were completely ignored at the same time a similar calamity outbreaks in Western Europe) and was named by propaganda Imperialist or American beetle. In 1997 a documentary was made about it and later a statue of the beetle was palaced in the village square.
Type of insect: Leptinotarsa decemlineata

Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Trails.com Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest Insect Sculptures
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Nearest Hotels
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log User Rating  
Arne1 visited Colorado beetle monument, Hédervár, Hungary 8/11/2013 Arne1 visited it