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Red Beetle? can anyone help me identify and kill??
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Post Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 21:48 pm      Post subject: Red Beetle? can anyone help me identify and kill?? Reply with quote

hi all

was at my friends allotment and found a rather strange beetle on her lily plants and some of the others nearby. It had a red red glossy wing casing with a black underneath and legs. it appeared to have been eating through the leaves (and was mating when we found them). i have a couple of pictures if any one can help, i'll post them on my msn myspace under photos, pests.

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 21:56 pm      Post subject: Reply with quote

Post them here Jules and we can keep then in the forum for future reference. I'll dig around and post if I find anything.
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Post Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 22:04 pm      Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it the Red/Scarlet Lily Beetle by any chance;

http://www.rhs.org.uk/Learning/research/projects/lily_beetle.asp

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Inspect plants regularly, and pick off and destroy any adults, eggs or grubs when seen.

Infested plants can be sprayed with imidacloprid + sunflower oil (Bayer Provado Ultimate Bug Killer concentrate) or thiacloprid (Provado Ultimate Bug Killer Ready To Use). The larvae are more susceptible to insecticides than the adults.

Only organic way then is Elbow Grease hmmm

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Post Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 22:28 pm      Post subject: Reply with quote

it does look very much like the beetles we saw, but without my glasses them pics arent too clear. will tell my friend that she has a lot of hard work ahead of her!!!
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Post Posted: Sun Jun 03, 2007 22:43 pm      Post subject: Reply with quote

This one might be big enough for ya wink

http://www.gardensafari.net/pics/kevers/snuitkevers/lilioceris_lilii_hs4_2191.jpg

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Post Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 9:47 am      Post subject: Reply with quote

yup thats definatly it
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Another satisfied customer big grin
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