Asparagus Beetles in My Garden

Asparagus Beetle Dorsal View Size ComparisonWhat 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.Asparagus Beetle Infestation My plants were badly infested with these beetles.

Asparagus Beetle Damage on aspraragus plant

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.

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