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I took a closer look at my tree lillies to try to see what are eating the tree lily buds and a spider came running out and dropped down on a web this happened on most of the lilies. The spider was fingernail size and very pale creamy/pink. what can these be?


  • can anyone help

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,878

    Spiders eat insects as a rule and may be preying on whatever is eating your buds so be careful what you squash

  • Alina WAlina W Posts: 1,445

    It could well be lily beetles, or their larvae, causing the damage. Spiders don't eat plants, so they're not too blame.

    Look out for bright scarlet beetles or their larvae, which look like small piles of bird droppings.

  • Rosalind2Rosalind2 Posts: 4

    I have lacy effect lillies thanks to red lily beetles that i found and destroyed at the weekend. I sprayed and now i am checking daily to see if there are more but so far they are ok


  • I wonder if the spider has been eating the lily beetle or the grubs, and this has turned it pink?  It's probably the beetle that has been decimating your lilies, it's bright red, the eggs are laid on the underside of the leaves, and the eggs are bright red.  The larvae cover themselves in their own poo in order to disguise their colour.

    Disgusting creatures, and should be destroyed on sight.

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