Posted: 17/05/2012 at 19:47
I found four of these yesterday, on one of my lavenders. They were squished immediately, as I could see where they'd been munching. I also felt bad, as they were incredibly beautiful, but I do prefer my lavenders to them.
This is the first time I'd ever seen them and this is also the first year that I've found red lily beetles (on my snakeshead fritillaries). Shame that such beautiful creatures do so much damage. I live in the north west of England and wonder if they've migrated here from another area as they are completely new to me.