east staffordshire, United Kingdom
hi all, had a stroll round the estate when i got in from work and noticed that something has taken a liking to my lilly leaves. a closer inspection revealed what looked like large lumps of caterpillar dung, when i removed some, i found it contained some type of larvae of differing sizes, the largest being about 7 or 8 mill in length and of a tan to browny orange colour. any ideas as to what the beasties may be and how threatening to the plants? never had any probs before. would they be connected to a red beetle that i have spotted? also never met before. thanks.
- 31 May, 2011