Red beatles on tiger lillies

Asked June 27, 2020, 1:51 PM EDT

How do I get rid of the red beatles on my tiger lilly. They are destroying my lillies.

Wayne County Michigan

1 Response

This sounds like Scarlet lily leaf beetle, which are serious pests of true lilies. Its feeding can defoliate the plant. The following article shows pictures of the beetle and describes control measures to protect your plants. https://www.canr.msu.edu/news/lily_leaf_beetle_watch_out_for_this_garden_pest