Subject: Black/red with white spots?
Location: West Chicago, IL
May 24, 2014 7:30 am
Found this in my garden in northern Illinois hanging out on my asparagus. He had a couple friends, too. I did a search in google and can’t find what this is.
Signature: Toni

Asparagus Beetle

Asparagus Beetle

Hi Toni,
This Leaf Beetle in the family Chrysomelidae is an Asparagus Beetle,
Crioceris asparagi, and you can read much more about it on the Organic Garden website where it states:  “This beetle will produce two to four generations every year.  The adults will hibernate in trash left around the garden during the winter and will emerge in early spring to eat the asparagus shoots and lay their eggs.”  This species is an European introduction that has spread across much of North America.

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Location: Chicago, Illinois

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