Thursday, April 21, 2011

Update on the Red Lily Beetle: Infestation

An update on the Red Lily Beetle (Liloceris lilii) previously reported on in this blog. I sighted the beetle again in the same garden as before. However this time there was a veritable infestation. I removed 12 individuals alone from one lily plant. Many were engaged in mating, which is to be expected from them at this time of year. Below are examples of the beetles on the lily in question, and the damage done to the plant.

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