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Jul 6, 2012 11:42 AM

Bright red beetle found in garden?

Can anyone identify this specimen? My wife spotted it last night and we haven't a clue what it is.

 

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    Jul 6, 2012 10:12 PM (in response to Hepatic)
    Re: Bright red beetle found in garden?

    A bit unsharp, but I go for Lilioceris lilii.

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    Jul 6, 2012 10:21 PM (in response to Hepatic)
    Re: Bright red beetle found in garden?

    I believe like Episcophagus that you have found a Lily Beetle (Lilioceris lilii).

     

    They are called Lily Beetles because they can as both larvea and adults cause loss of leaves on lillies.

     

    They are non-native found first around 80 years ago, they are now widespread across England.

     

    I hope that helps.

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