Friday, 30 November 2012

The Red Lily Beetle (Lilioceris lilii) in a Darwen, Lancashire, garden

November 29, 2012:

A Red Lily Beetle was found on lily tubers in a garden in Darwen today despite the recent cold, frosty weather. This appears to be well outside its normal time of emergence. The larvae feed on the tubers and are the scourge of the lily cultivator. Similar in size to the 7-spot Ladybird, they are much more strikingly bright red in colour.


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