Location: Torrington, CT
June 20, 2011 9:37 am
These little red guys are all over my hostas. Can you tell me what they are? LOVE your site, but what happened to your Facebook page? I loved having neat bugs sent to me every day! Happy bugging!!
This is a Lily Leaf Beetle, Lilioceris lilii, a species recently accidentally introduced from Europe. It is firmly established in Canada and New England. Until your letter, we did not realize that Hosta is a member of the Lily family. We will check with our web host regarding your Facebook question, since that is not a matter that our editorial staff controls.