Red and Black devils

Hamish Sloan
Mon, 17 May 2010 12:40:28 PDT
I have not had so many lily beatle on lilies and on Crown Imperial 
(Frit.imperialis,  a yellow form) as I have had this year.
Hand picked 54 in one evening and Iknow 4 got away!
As far as lilies are concerned they go morefrequently on the wider leaved 
sorts -  simply more food?

Hamish Sloan, Berkshire, England

-----Original Message-----
From:	Brian Whyer [smtp:///]
Sent:	15 May 2010 14:10
To:	Pacific Bulb Society
Subject:	[pbs] Red and Black devils

Every day at present I need to scan the cardiocrinums, the odd lilies that 
are large enough, and the frits, for lily beetle. In today's newspaper 
there is an article on some British wild flowers with a Fritillaria 
meleagris covered meadow in Oxford as an illustration. The horrible thought 
comes to me that this must be a fantastic reservoir of lily beetles for 
those living nearby.

Brian Whyer, Buckinghamshire, England, zone ~8

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