One Word Photo Challenge: Insect

My entry for this weeks One Word Photo Challenge.

This is a Dotted Asparagus Beetle. They can destroy asparagus plants by laying eggs in the tips, the larvae feeds inside developing berries and eats away at the foliage.
It takes three years of growth before eating, we won’t be able to eat ours until next year. I will be on the look out for them next summer. Nobody messes with my asparagus! ๐Ÿ™‚

asparagusbeetle

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