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Red Bugs Eating My Lilies

My Stargazer lilies are beginning to come up but already those red bugs are attacking them. They ate all of the foliage last year. Whenever I see them I knock them off the plant but they are right back on there the next time I walk by.

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What can I do to protect my lilies from this damage?

Hardiness Zone: 5a

Roberta from China, ME

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June 8, 20070 found this helpful

Those are asiatic beetles, the bain of those of us who love Lilies...they only go after the oriental lilies. Because they are an imported species (both the lilly and the beetle) there are no known predators for the beetle.

Lots of different suggestions though. Here's a link for the gardweb thread for asiatic lily beetles...
http://forums.g  52239575943.html

I try to be as natural as possible and use the murphys oil soap on the plant itself. The beetles live below the ground surface so i use diluted ammonia around my lilies.

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Good luck!!!

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