Scarlet lily beetle

The scarlet lily beetle, red lily beetle, or lily leaf beetle (Lilioceris lilii), is a leaf beetle that eats the leaves, stem, buds, and flowers, of lilies, fritillaries and other members of the family Liliaceae. It lays its eggs most often on Lilium and Fritillaria species.

It is now a pest in most temperate climates where lilies are cultivated.

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Map showing location of “Scarlet lily beetle” in Draveil, France

Draveil, France

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