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What is this on my lily?!

EricaheatherEricaheather North West uk Posts: 204
Just noticed these brown blobs on my lily.  At first i thought they were poop of some sort but they are underneath the leaves too. I've taken as close a photo as possible hopefully someone can help? Many thanks


  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,610
    They are lily beetle larvae   :(
  • EricaheatherEricaheather North West uk Posts: 204
     :'( Oh no. Can they affect a canna lily do you know? Thank you 
  • AnniDAnniD Posts: 9,610
    edited July 2019
    I am not 100% sure to be honest,  but l don't think so.
  • JacquimcmahonJacquimcmahon Paris FrancePosts: 726
    Yuck Lilly beetles larva (and yes they are living in their own poop!). If you can bear it scrape off and squish before anything else gets infected. They have not affected my cannas.
  • EricaheatherEricaheather North West uk Posts: 204
    They are disgusting. To be honest I've never been a big fan of lilies at all but we inherited them in pots (clearly along with the pests!). Been battling them and loosing ever since. Just read the rhs advice, thank you @AnniD. I'm too squeamish to squish @Jacquimcmahon. Think I'm going to get rid. I'm off to Tatton park flower show so I'm sure I'll find a beautiful replacement. Thanks again
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