Description: The Asparagus Beetles Larvae are plump, up to 1/3 inch long, olive green to grayish, with dark head and legs. The adult is ¼ inch long, bluish-black with four white spots and an orange margin on the wing covers.
Damage: Beetles and larvae feed on the leaves and young shoots of the Heirloom / Open Pollinated Asparagus plant.
Plants affected: Heirloom / Open Pollinated Asparagus.
Home Control: If Garden plant debris are removed at the end of the season there will be less places for the Asparagus Beetles to live thru the winter.
Commercial Control: Spray plants with rotenone, Sevin, or malathion.