Red iridescent beetles on one of my lilies ... I thought they were pretty until I looked them up and realised what they were
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Both beetles and larvae are amazingly destructive of any and all lilies.
Indeed they are. All my lilies were badly affected last year, leaves were killed and the bulbs unable to grow enough to produce plants of any decent size this year. As a result, I've decided not to grow asiatic lilies any more. Daylilies are an alternative that are not affected, but I have to admit that they are really a poor substitute for the asiatic ones.
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