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27/06/2013 at 08:24

Perhaps the lily beetles living in the south of England are "softies" and didn'y enjoy the cold winter and have emigrated to warmer climes..... or froze to death

02/07/2013 at 19:28
I use a small piece of bamboo cane cut just below a node and fill it with vaseline, then put a cotton wool bud in it,this acts as a little pot and I can dab the Lily beetles which stick to the cotton wool bud, before they drop into the soil, this also works to collect the maggots which hide on the underside of the leaves, then I put the cane in the soil ready for next time hope this helps.
03/05/2014 at 19:08
I have just found dozens of these red beetles on my Fritillaria. there are no Lily's growing in my area so how come they come to my Fritillaria? Any suggestions would be welcome on how to get rid of them.
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