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Crioceris asparagi (asparagus beetle)

Wikipedia Abstract

The common asparagus beetle (Crioceris asparagi) is an important pest of asparagus crops both in Europe and in North America. Asparagus is its only food plant. The beetle is about half a centimeter long, metallic blue-black in color with cream or yellow spots on its red-bordered elytra.
View Wikipedia Record: Crioceris asparagi

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Fenland 1529 England, United Kingdom
Humber Estuary 90582 England, United Kingdom
North Norfolk Coast 7926 England, United Kingdom  
Sandwich Bay 2812 England, United Kingdom
Sefton Coast 11278 England, United Kingdom
The Broads 14554 England, United Kingdom  
The New Forest 72309 England, United Kingdom
Thursley, Ash, Pirbright and Chobham 12696 England, United Kingdom

Prey / Diet

Asparagus officinalis (garden asparagus)[1]
Asparagus setaceus (common asparagus fern)[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Anthophora abrupta (miner bee)1
Discestra trifolii (clover cutworm)1
Idaea biselata (Small Fan-footed Wave Moth)1
Peridroma saucia (variegated cutworm)2
Spodoptera exigua (beet armyworm)1


Andrenosoma atrum <Unverified Name>[2]


Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China); North America;



Attributes / relations provided by
1Biological Records Centre Database of Insects and their Food Plants
2Predator-Prey Database for the family Asilidae (Hexapoda: Diptera) Prepared by Dr. Robert Lavigne, Professor Emeritus, University of Wyoming, USA and Dr. Jason Londt (Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg)
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access