either of two leaf beetles of the genus Crioceris that feed on the asparagus plant in both the larval and adult stages.
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How to use asparagus beetle in a sentence
Asparagus was free from pests until 1889, when the asparagus beetle made its unwelcome appearance.Asparagus, its culture for home use and for market: | F. M. Hexamer
Look out for the asparagus beetle during April and May, for these are the months when it appears.The Library of Work and Play: Gardening and Farming. | Ellen Eddy Shaw