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Beware of this beetle!


Look out for these little beetles on your lilies. They eat the plants and then lay their young which then eat anything left. The young are difficult to see as they look like little brown blobs on the underside of leaves. However you will find a fat little grub in the blob.
I’ve also found them on fritilleries. I’ve found 9 in the last 2 days. I don’t usually have much trouble with them and definitely not this early.

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Thank you! :))))

9 Apr, 2011


The dreaded Lilly Beatles, Pretty little monsters :) I dont think there this far north yet marshmallow, but ill keep an eye out for them..

9 Apr, 2011


I found three in a pot of young lillies yesterday happily munching away on them. Gave them a good squashing. Felt good after. Will have to check them on a daily basis now.

9 Apr, 2011


Killed 15 to date this year already over 100 last year, the little blighters are coming they are coming again. They are picked off and squashed by my size 8's. lol they don't survive that. lol.

9 Apr, 2011


I was rather hoping we'd have less of these this year after the harsh winter - but clearly not...

9 Apr, 2011


I thought maybe the same Bamboo, they are a pest aren't they, they have been flying about all day, you see them coming because they are so bright in the sunshine. I am hunting them out daily now.

9 Apr, 2011


I`m overrun with the blighters, I squash 20 and then there seems to be twice as many more ~ yet I didn`t have one last year.

9 Apr, 2011


ive never seen them and do have lilys in the garden,i will pass it on to dad as well he has some lovely ones in a pot that grow about 6ft high,dont know if you get them as far as newcastle tho

10 Apr, 2011


That's funny you should say that Stroller, because I didn't have any last year either - I thought it was a result of the colder winter, but clearly that can't be true, because they've come through this last one with a vengeance, apparently.

10 Apr, 2011


im on top of them devils as soon as my lilies apear, none as yet but on the look out.

10 Apr, 2011


Hi Marshmallow..
Thanks for the useful information and photo...:o)

13 Apr, 2011


I'll be growing plants for the first time this year and some will be lily's so I'll be on the lookout for these pests...thanks for the tip, Marshmallow.

14 Apr, 2011

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