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Scarlet Lily Beetle

Scarlet Lily Beetle

Now I know why my lilies failed to flower......

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They also have a penchant for Fritillaria and Tricyrtis!

4 Sep, 2011


Hmmmmm.... well thankfully, my Tricyrtis has remained untouched. However my clematis and passiflora didn't even get a chance to spread, let alone flower due to the new growth being nibbled, so too my cornflowers and lupins. I can't imagine that to be the lily bugs, but I haven't found the culprit for that yet...... I'm starting to wonder if it isn't earwigs - my garden seems to be overrun with those this year!

4 Sep, 2011


Leaf cutter bees maybe? They like to return to the same plant.

4 Sep, 2011


Leaf cutter bees?! I've never heard of those, I've heard of the ants...... How can I tell - do you have any advice? Thanks, by the way :)

4 Sep, 2011


They're solitary bees that are quite dark in colour. Loved by the horticultural trade as pollinators apparently.

4 Sep, 2011


There does seem to be an abundance of earwigs about this year, I've had more than my fair share too...

6 Sep, 2011


Yup, and I can't stand them - they're so creepy!!

8 Sep, 2011


awesome image!!!

29 Sep, 2013


Fabulous photo ... we try hard to defend our lilies each year.

21 Jun, 2014

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