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Scarlet

This is the dreaded red lily beetle that has pretty well decimated my Oriental lilies.  The Asiatic lilies were affected too but not completely destroyed. It has moved into the Atlantic region like an epidemic.

Scarlet

This is the dreaded red lily beetle that has pretty well decimated my Oriental lilies.  The Asiatic lilies were affected too but not completely destroyed. It has moved into the Atlantic region like an epidemic.

comments (11)

  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 10 Oct 2017, 01:11
It certainly has a Conquerer's stance, Mary...better give up and grow potatoes.
Mary MacADNski: I use no pesticides so do not grow potatoes, which is one of PEI's major crops.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 10 Oct 2017, 04:21
Jolie couleur pour cette petite bête.
Mary MacADNski: It is very pretty but so destructive.
It's a beautiful thing - but destructive - I'm very sorry for your lillies...I know what it's like to work for and nurture a healthy plant, only to have something like this come along and undercut all your efforts.
Mary MacADNski: I have never seen anything like this. They moved into this area only a couple of years ago and have decimated all lilies in it's path.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 10 Oct 2017, 06:58
We get a version of these here too, they would see me as a mass murderer..
Mary MacADNski: I do not use pesticides so hand-picked these rascals all summer. I mass murdered thousands by drowning them in a pail of soapy water.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 10 Oct 2017, 07:28
The little rascal, you should have finished him off.
Mary MacADNski: I drowned them by the thousands but it was a full time job visiting each lily several times a day. Each time you take one off a plant the others fall off the plant and hide in the soil so you go back later with the same result.
A new variation on reds under the bed Mary
Mary MacADNski: So destructive to the beautiful lilies. They are a new insect here. They have moved north as they have eaten all of the lilies in New England.
Isn't it a shame that such attractive little creatures can do so much damage. You have photogrpahed it very well.
Mary MacADNski: So, so true. When I did not know what they were, I thought, "What a pretty little bug." Not any more though.
it is a very destructive beetle Mary... i'm sorry about your lilies....petersmile
Mary MacADNski: Do you have it in your area?
Mother Nature doesn't always exercise the right control over her offspring!
Mary MacADNski: What an appetite they have.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Oct 2017, 21:03
I'm convinced at some point something like this will ultimately lead to the extermination of mankind. It will eat all our crops and we will have no means of controlling it. Still, not in our lifetimes, though smile
Mary MacADNski: They're starting with the lilies.
smashing shot, Mary!
Mary MacADNski: Much appreciated, Ayush.

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