Definition of asparagus beetle in US English:

asparagus beetle


  • A small, boldly marked leaf beetle whose adults and larvae feed on the leaves of asparagus.

    Crioceris asparagi, family Chrysomelidae

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