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Just been putting supports around my oriental lilies and noticed several red beetles on the leavesI I guess this is lily beetle but what do I do with it?


Funnily enough they are called Red lily beetles and the little buggers will chew your lilies into nothing, i use a pair of pliers to squish them, check every day as they appear from nowhere.


They are always in twos, not always on same plant..kill em..kill em, I hate the little blighters. Have a scan thro' the forum we have all sorts of methods of despatch.


squish and stamp. i just dispatched about 6 an hour ago, and a few snails and slugs to go with it. Strangely enough, i have not seen any of  the humongous slugs we had last year.


Thank you all for the fast response. I had a feeling they were bad news.

The potty gardener

Also look on leaves for their eggs. They will be covered in brown- get rid of the eggs as well as beetles

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