Asparagus beetle

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Asparagus beetles
Crioceris asparagi.jpg
Crioceris asparagi
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Chrysomelidae
Subfamily: Criocerinae
Tribe: Criocerini
Genus: Crioceris
Geoffroy, 1762 [1]

Crioceris or asparagus beetle is a genus of the family Chrysomelidae of beetles. The name is neo Latin from Greek κριός, ram and κέρας, horn. [2] Not all species in the genus Crioceris feed on asparagus (e.g., C. nigropicta).



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  3. ^ a b Chikatunov, Vladimir; Tomáš Pavlíček; Eviatar Nevo (1999). Coleoptera of "Evolution Canyon," Lower Nahal Oren, Mount Carmel, Israel. Pensoft Publishers. pp. 122–123. ISBN 954-642-052-2. Retrieved 2008-06-10. 
  4. ^ a b Károly, Vig (1997). "Leaf beetle collection of the Mátra Museum, Gyöngyös, Hungary (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae sensu lato)" (PDF). Folia Historico Naturalia Musei Matraensis. 22: 175–201. Retrieved 2008-06-10.