What is this bug that is black with off white spots on its wings, as well as some reddish parts and is crawling on my asparagus plants?! -You ask.
Unfortunately you have the common asparagus beetle, Crioceris asparagi. My plants were badly infested with these beetles.
What to do? I pick them off. Check your plants daily. Better yet watch for eggs on the spears and pick them off. This is the first year that I had a problem with these insects and I will be on the lookout next spring.
Plants damaged from the common asparagus beetle.Another look at the asparagus beetle.An assassin bug is my friend in times like these.
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