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Thursday, May 20, 2004

 
Bug Porn

There seems to be no end to the supply of Asiatic lily beetles (Lilioceris lilii) in my yard:

image of two Asiatic lily beetles

So far I've killed about 25 of them, on 5 small lily plants. There is not a single leaf left that doesn't have a nibble taken out of it. I'm hoping that with continued removal (i.e. flicking them on the ground and crushing them repeatedly with a rock) of the adults, there will be little egg-laying and maybe no new beetles next year. If you are interested, you can read more about my history with these insects in previous ISW posts.






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