Subject: Potato Bugs in Spanish
September 2, 2012 2:05 am
I just read your posts about the Potato Bug (I have encountered my share of them as well), and I noticed you say that in Spanish they are named “Niña de la Tierra”.
I’m not sure in other Spanish-speaking areas, but in central Mexico these bugs are called “Mestizo” (Half-breed) or “Cara de niño” (Literally, “face of a child”, I guess it would translate as “child-faced bug”). I’ve never heard anyone calling them “Niña de la tierra”.
Thanks for providing this valuable information on one of our Top Ten identification requests, the Potato Bug.