Asparagus beetle

either of two leaf beetles of the genus Crioceris that feed on the asparagus plant in both the larval and adult stages.
Historical Examples

Look out for the asparagus beetle during April and May, for these are the months when it appears.
The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming. Ellen Eddy Shaw

Asparagus was free from pests until 1889, when the asparagus beetle made its unwelcome appearance.
Asparagus, its culture for home use and for market: F. M. Hexamer


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