Lily Beetle

27th June 2019

Lily Beetle - May 2019

I've had another week where I was unable to get out and about with my camera unfortunately, so I'm dipping into my archive again for a suitable Image of the Week.

The Red Lily Beetle (Lilioceris lilii) is a personal garden nemesis of mine! While they make quite good photographic subjects, they are relentless Lily destruction machines. Last year none of my Asiatic or Oriental Lilies survived their destructive prowess.

This year I've been a lot more vigilant though, and so far, they've only managed to eat their way through one of my plants...