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PICTURE: Seen at the Homebase store at Greengates, Leeds, May 2014.

             
 

DISTRIBUTION: The Lily Beetle is  very similar in appearance to the Cardinal Beetle, but there are subtle differences. This species is fairly common throughout most of England and Wales.

 

 

LENGTH: 6mm to 8mm.                                        STATUS: Resident.

 

FLIGHT PERIOD: April through into August.          LARVAL PERIOD: No data.

HABITAT:  These beetles are found on, or near lilies, and inhabit parks, gardens, plant nurseries and other such places.

 

FOOD PLANT/S: The leaves and flowers of lily plants .

 

SIMILAR SPECIES: The Lily Beetle is similar to the Cardinal Beetle, which is flatter, less reddish and lacks the noticeable black head of the Lily Beetle.

 

       
               
             
               
             
 

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