Asparagus Beetle Crioceris asparagi (Linnaeus, 1758)
This colourful member of the Chrysomelidae family (Leaf and Flea Beetles) is likely to be present on cultivated Asparagus grown in gardens and allotments within Nottinghamshire. Certainly, every patch of Asparagus checked for this beetle, has failed to reveal both larvae or adults, which are conspicuous. They eat the leaves and are considered a pest speciesd by commercial Asparagus growers and gardeners alike. These adult beetles were found in two Market Warsop gardens.
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Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Crioceris asparagi
 
 
 
 
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton. Stuart Warrington. The National Trust (Clumber Park invertebrate records). Allan and Annette Binding (Clumber Park invertebrate records).

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated February 2017

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