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i have a garden plant, i dont know what its called but its about 18 inch high and the flowes look like lilys. for the past two years i have been getting these little red bugs on it at this time every year, they eat the plant and leave a black slimmey mess on it. do you know what they are and how i can get rid, please help



You're describing Lily Beetles, they will eat their way through members of the Lily family and an insecticide will be needed to eradicate them.
'Provado' is the best i know of, it's not cheap but it's excellent value for money and does an equally excellent job.

3 Jul, 2011


the slimey mess is the larva of the beetle. it looks a bit like bird poo.

you can wipe them off with your fingers if you have the inclination.

3 Jul, 2011

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