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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Asparagus officinalis - this spring vegetable is helped along by dill, coriander, tomatoes, basil, parsley and marigolds, the latter keeping asparagus beetle at bay, but does not in particular like the company of potatoes or alliums.
The asparagus beetle, the most serious insect pest, can be controlled by fall cleanup and tillage which destroys its winter habitat.
They'd eat asparagus as it pokes out of the ground, but chicken wire kept them off, and I'd rather eat a spear that had been poked at by a chicken than one colonized by an asparagus beetle.
Two species of asparagus beetles damage spears and fronds throughout North America: the common asparagus beetle (black, white and red-orange) and the spotted asparagus beetle (red-orange with black spots), which are both about a third of an inch long.
Controls codling moth, citrus thrips, corn earworm, and asparagus beetle, but is gentle to beneficial insects.
The asparagus beetle, Crioceris asparagi, is the most likely to eat the plant part that the human gardener also relishes.
The regular asparagus beetle is black with yellow spots, and the spotted one is orange with black spots.
After consulting bug books and much debate, certain beetles hanging out on flowering milkweed were identified as asparagus beetles, and promptly hand drawn and labeled as such.
It is less so if attempted against potato, bean or asparagus beetles.