red lily beetles

Roy Herold
Sat, 11 Apr 2020 15:26:51 PDT
Very few lily beetles here last year, less than ten. We think this is 
attributable to the parasitic wasps that have been released in this area 
by researchers at the University of Rhode Island.

One more plant for the menu: the beetles also snack on some 
polygonatums, especially the ones with skinny leaves, but they do not 
lay eggs on them. The nasty larvae only show up on the lilies and frits.

NW of Boston
Last frost of the year tonight?
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