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jenny petfield

Very pretty ..... but what are they and to what extent can their damage be?

Had the lavender for years but never these Beetles! 

It's a rosemary beetle they eat lavender and thyme too.

jenny petfield

great thanks for info, weird how I have never had them before but guess they must

of been in the area and caught wiff of the lavender!

Hiya jennie

Not seen these myself but have heard of them over past couple of years.  They can cause a lot of damage I thnk.  Can you pick them off?  Or use a systemic insecticide.


It's a very nice beetle, I'venever seen one of those


Have just found some on my lavender for first time. How do you get rid of them.

Hand-picking, then killing them off in a bucket of salty or soapy water. With taller plants you can shake the branches over a newspaper to collect the blighters. Get the stomping boots on.

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