Asparagus Beetle - Crioceris asparagi
The beetle is just under a centimetre long, metallic blue-black in colour with cream or yellow spots on its red-bordered elytra.
Found on plants that are members of the Asparagus family.
June and July.
Life cycle revolves around plants of the Asparagus family.
Widespread in England and common where the host plants are available, less well recorded from elsewhere in Britain.
Local in Leicestershire and Rutland depending on the presence of the host plants. There were a total of 10 VC55 records for this species up to March 2015.
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