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Spotted Asparagus Beetl

Crioceris duodecimpunctata


Crioceris duodecimpunctata or Spotted Asparagus Beetle is a species of shining leaf beetles #The length of beetles varies from 5 to 6.5 millimeters. The colour of head, pronotum and elytra is reddish-orange, while scutellum is black. On the elytra there are twelve black dots. It feeds on Cucurbitaceae and asparagus species. The larvae feed only on the asparagus berries, being the second most important pest of this plant, while adults prefer tender shoots and leaves.

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1 Comment

Tukup 8 months ago

Never seen an insect that was pink before. Thanks for sharing Debabrata.

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Tripura, India

Spotted on Jun 12, 2019
Submitted on Jun 12, 2019

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