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Spotted Asparagus Beetle / Dvanaestotočkasta šparogina zlatica

Crioceris duodecimpunctata

Description:

The length of beetles varies from 5 - 6.5 mm. The color of head, pronotum and elytra is reddish-orange, while scutellum is black. On the elytra there are twelve black dots.

Habitat:

It feeds on Cucurbitaceae and asparagus species. I have found it on asparagus plant but since I scared it, it flew away to settle down on a fig leaf. The larvae feed only on the asparagus berries, being the second most important pest of this plant, while adults prefer tender shoots and leaves. They are found in the whole Palearctic ecozone, including the British Isles.

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11 Comments

injica
injica 8 years ago

Thank you Wilson ;)

Wilson W
Wilson W 8 years ago

Cute!

injica
injica 8 years ago

thank you Gerardo ;) I like your new profile picture ;)

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 8 years ago

Very nice spot and series !

Tiz
Tiz 8 years ago

OC I will! It is a must! And I am sure some of them will run into me as well :)

injica
injica 8 years ago

But I'm sure you'll find some time-won't you? ;P

Tiz
Tiz 8 years ago

Oh Thanks! Too bad I have to work as well :P

injica
injica 8 years ago

Thank you :) Tina I can't wait for your new African specimens ;)

Tiz
Tiz 8 years ago

Cute little thing :)

injica
injica 8 years ago

Thank you :)

ira080808
ira080808 8 years ago

great shots!

injica
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injica

Croatia

Spotted on Jul 3, 2013
Submitted on Jul 3, 2013

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