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Species Crioceris duodecimpunctata - Twelve-spotted Asparagus Beetle

Black-spotted orange beetle - Crioceris duodecimpunctata Crioceris duodecimpunctata eggs - Crioceris duodecimpunctata Cute Beetle ID? - Crioceris duodecimpunctata Crioceris duodecimpunctata Crioceris duodecimpunctata Twelve-spotted Asparagus Beetle - Crioceris duodecimpunctata - male - female Chrysomelid - Crioceris duodecimpunctata Twelve-spotted Asparagus Beetle, ventral - Crioceris duodecimpunctata
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Long-horned and Leaf Beetles)
Family Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Subfamily Criocerinae
Tribe Criocerini
Genus Crioceris
Species duodecimpunctata (Twelve-spotted Asparagus Beetle)
Other Common Names
Spotted Asparagus Beetle
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Crioceris duodecimpunctata (Linnaeus)
Orig. Comb: Chrysomela duodecimpunctata Linnaeus 1758
Explanation of Names
duodecimpunctata = '12-dotted'
Adult 5-6 mm, larva 7-8 mm(1)
introduced to NA and now widely dist. (CA-WV-NS-BC) (2)
Native to the entire Palaearctic Region (e. to Korea)(3);
on Asparagus officinalis (Liliaceae) (3)
Life Cycle
2 generations per year(1)
earliest record in our area: MD ca. 1881(2)
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