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Red beetles

Just been putting supports around my oriental lilies and noticed several red beetles on the leavesI I guess this is lily beetle but what do I do with it?


  • marshmellomarshmello Posts: 683

    Squash it. image

  • fred#60fred#60 Posts: 58

    Funnily enough they are called Red lily beetles and the little buggers will chew your lilies into nothing, i use a pair of pliers to squish them, check every day as they appear from nowhere.

  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    They are always in twos, not always on same plant..kill em..kill em, I hate the little blighters. Have a scan thro' the forum we have all sorts of methods of despatch.

  • franco6832franco6832 Posts: 105

    squish and stamp. i just dispatched about 6 an hour ago, and a few snails and slugs to go with it. Strangely enough, i have not seen any of  the humongous slugs we had last year.

  • Jigsaw GillJigsaw Gill Posts: 83

    Thank you all for the fast response. I had a feeling they were bad news.

  • Also look on leaves for their eggs. They will be covered in brown- get rid of the eggs as well as beetles

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