Red Lilly Beetle
Location: Naugatuck,CT. USA
July 31, 2010 11:17 am
Hi there love this site, I have been interested in insects since I was little. I have never seen this nasty little red devil until this summer nibbling on my lillies. I looked it up and found it was a Red Lilly beetle. Also that they are a recent invasive species.
I have 3 photos 1 of the eggs, one of the larval stage(very disgusting) and one of the adult. I haven’t seen any pics of them on your site and hoped you could use them? There are quite a few of them in my garden now and my lillies are totally destroyed. I am not that sad the garden is there to attract the bugs.
David K. Howe
Your excellent documentation of multiple phases of the metamorphosis of the invasive Lily Leaf Beetle, Lilioceris lilii, are greatly appreciated. We have images in our archives of the adults, but your egg and larva images are a first for us.