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Scarlet lily beatle

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Hubby took a photo of a beatle that he found on the bbq cover. I googled it and discovered that it was a scarlet lily beatle. I have read about how destructive they are. Unfortunately the pot nearest to where it was found has tree lilies in growing in it! I have found a couple on it this evening and some leaves have been chomped.

Does anyone have any ideas on how to get rid of them - they are beautiful but extemely destructive it seems. All I have found is that you can either squash them or spray them but not sure what to use... }hairout{
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Thanks Granny )like(
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So far this year, I have only found one lily beatle. Normally we have more than a few. I just squash them.
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I had never seen them before but this year I have a large pot with tree lilies in for the first time. They are still quite small, nowhere near as large as they should get so I need to stop the beatles from partying there! I don't want to fail in my first attempt! >mmm<
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I have not found any more lily beetles on our lilies, but the flowers are not open yet.
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Same here Spreckly, I squished a few but don't seem to have had any more but I am still waiting for the buds to open! Hope we don't have long to wait!
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Three of our lilies have opened up this morning.
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Mine are on their way - not fully open yet but almost there!
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