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Scarlet Lily Beetle

Lilioceris Lilii

Description:

Adults are 8mm long, bright red with a black head and legs. Eggs are 1mm long and orange-red. Larvae have orange bodies with black heads, but are normally covered with their own slimy black excrement. Fully grown larvae are 8-10mm long. Adults and larvae defoliate lilies (Lilium and Cardiocrinum) and fritillaries (Fritillaria) [Taken from RHS gardening website]

Habitat:

Not a UK native but accidently imported, and finally established a colony in Sussex in the 1930s. It has now spread across all English Counties. Lives on Lily plants.

Notes:

Several seen on Day Lilies growing in garden. Underside black and has wings.

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1 Comment

JanineLingTurner
JanineLingTurner 7 years ago

would you please consider adding this spotting to
The U.K Arthropod Survey
as it would be an interesting contribution,Thanks!
http://www.projectnoah.org/missions/4649...

RachelHibberd
Spotted by
RachelHibberd

England, United Kingdom

Spotted on May 12, 2012
Submitted on May 12, 2012

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