asparagus beetle

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asparagus beetle

n.
Either of two small spotted chrysomelid beetles (Crioceris asparagi or C. duodecimpunctata) that feed on asparagus plants.
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The asparagus beetle, Crioceris asparagi, is the most likely to eat the plant part that the human gardener also relishes.
The spotted asparagus beetle, Crioceris duodecimpunctata, is as pretty a bug as you would ever want to see.