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A small boldly marked leaf beetle whose adults and larvae both feed on the leaves of asparagus.
- ‘There are two kinds of asparagus beetle - asparagus beetle and spotted asparagus beetle.’
- ‘Ferns that are allowed to grow during harvest can harbor diseases and insects, especially asparagus beetles.’
- ‘The adult spotted asparagus beetles emerge at least a week later than the plain asparagus beetle.’
- ‘Check asparagus spears for red, black and yellow asparagus beetles and their khaki grubs.’
- ‘Spotted asparagus beetle larvae feed mainly on the berries of the female plants.’
- ‘Some of the more common ones to watch out for with asparagus are Fusarium crown and root rot, asparagus rust and asparagus beetles.’
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