Re: lily beetles
You can tell by my member name how I feel about Lilies – a favorite! So I have been screaming about lily beetles for 2 years now from New Canaan CT and no one was listening. But slowly garden friends are beginning to notice the damage. let’s hope they are like the gypsy moth caterpillars that surge in population and then disappear for a decade. Until that dream comes true, I am vigilant about picking the red beetles – especially the mating couples! (Found two after dinner on my lily beetle hunt). And the disgusting larvae, I squish with rubber garden gloves – it’s nasty but I love my lilies so it must be done. I wont use sprays. Oh, I have a dog named Lily too!