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Jun 21, 2013 1:37 PM

Need help identifying these please.

I noticed these on my lilly plants. Does anyone know what they are please? Thank you.

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    Jun 21, 2013 1:49 PM (in response to panda)
    Re: Need help identifying these please.

    I tried to grow lilies in my garden and was infested with these. I think they are the larvae of the Lily Beetle. They disguise themselves in their own faeces . The larvae actually grow into stunningly beautiful red beetles (you may see some of these on your plants as they are very brightly coloured).

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        Jun 21, 2013 2:33 PM (in response to panda)
        Re: Need help identifying these please.

        The only problem with lily beetle larvae is that they will cause a lot of damage to the plants. When the larvae are fully grown, they will burrow into the soil and turn into pupae. They will later hatch into the bright red beetles I mentioned before. So, do not worry if they seem to 'disappear', they are just pupating.

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