Japanese Red Lily Beetle
Hi Everyone. I know that in some areas of North America this little guy is a huge pest. My folks live in Oshawa ON and they have this critter strip their lillies every year. I am currently living in Hamilton where we do not encounter this pest but am moving to Marmora ON, next week and am wondering if anyone knows if this beetle has been known to be in these parts. I've got a few dozen lillies and frittilaria that I'm considering bringing with me but not if these little 'bug'gers are gonna strip them clean.
Marmora is zone 5a. We are between Peterborough and Belleville near Havelock and Madoc Counties.