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down into. We've only been here a couple of hours when someone spots a huge black beetle crawling up the wall--the bloody nose beetle Timarcha tenebricosa, so called for the reflex bleeding of bitter red fluid from it's mouth if picked up. A great
Although the others you describe are probably the harlequin ladybird, Harmonia axyridis, your metallic stripy 'ladybird' is almost certainly a rosemary leaf beetle, Chrysolina americana. Look out for the pale grey grubs, up to 10 mm long, sitting
Stag beetles lay eggs underground near rotting wood. The larvae of these insects live in the wood for up to five years, before pupating to become adults. Help protect this endangered species by making a simple habitat for them.BucketBark chippings
Hi all, We have just had to dig up and bring our Kiwi back from the allotment. It has been down there for about 3 weeks, but something has been really attacking it. It looked to be a bronze coloured little beetle. Can't see anything exactly like
how do I get rid of these beautiful pests.sprayed and squashed them but they keep re-appearing munching on my lilies. Sorry, but there is no good news here. It is a continuous, daily battle!
could you tell me the best way to get rid of lily beetles.and if they come from the bulbs,i had some lilys that have just finised so i was turning the soil over and found them in the soil You will never completely eradicate this pest- as you
never ending battle all these bugs, need more of the good guys Before using thiacloprid, imidacloprid, acetamocloprid or any other neonicotinoid pesticide, I recommed visiting the Buglife website, to read their report summarising independent research on neonicotinoids. They kill ...
Found these today i think i should have squashed them! I have some clumps of cumphrey on my allotment.The bees love it! I use it to make liquid feed and as a compost accelerator. Most definatly should have squidged those lily beetles ! My lillies
I've had some magnificent lily bulbs in a raised bed but the last two years they have been infected by lily beetles despite me checking them daily, squashing any I found and trying to get rid of the slimy larva. I took them out and have the bulbs