Crioceris asparagi

Size: 

5.0-6.5mm

Basic colour: 

Blue-black, reddish and yellow

Pattern colour: 

Elytra yellow with a dark blue central band and three transverse stripes.

Leg colour: 

Dark blue-black; tibiae usually reddish at base.

Crioceris asparagi

Authority: 

(Linnaeus, 1758)

Common name: 

Asparagus Beetle
Size: 5.0-6.5mm
Basic colour: Blue-black, reddish and yellow
Pattern colour: Elytra yellow with a dark blue central band and three transverse stripes.
Number of spots: None, though the elytral banding effectively leaves three yellow spots per elytron.
Pronotoum: Reddish, often with a dark spot.
Leg colour: Dark blue-black; tibiae usually reddish at base.

Aphthona nonstriata

Size: 

2.6-2.8mm

Basic colour: 

Bright metallic blue, sometimes dark green or dark brassy/bronze, rarely almost black.

Pattern colour: 

None

Leg colour: 

Mostly as basic colour, hing femora red-brown to dark brown, sometimes darker apically.

Aphthona nonstriata

Authority: 

(Goeze, 1777)
Size: 2.6-2.8mm
Basic colour: Bright metallic blue, sometimes dark green or dark brassy/bronze, rarely almost black.
Pattern colour: None
Number of spots: None
Other colour forms: Sometimes
Pronotoum: As basic colour
Leg colour: Mostly as basic colour, hing femora red-brown to dark brown, sometimes darker apically.

Clytra quadripunctata

Authority: 

(Linnaeus, 1758)
Size: 7.4-9.5mm
Basic colour: Black and yellowish-red
Pattern colour: 2 black spots on each yellowish-red elytron; the rear spot larger and may appear to be formed of two fused spots.
Number of spots: 2 on each elytron
Other colour forms: Rare
Pronotoum: Black
Leg colour: Black
Confusion species: Clytra laeviuscula

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