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Lily Leaf Beetle - Lilioceris lilii I found a bunch of these beetles, eggs, and their frass-covered larvae devouring plants along the edge of a bog.<br />
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Habitat: Wetland<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105510/lily_leaf_beetles_mating_-_lilioceris_lilii.html" title="Lily Leaf Beetles (Mating) - Lilioceris lilii"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3232/105510_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1627516810&Signature=OH0%2F7FUCEe9%2FlJ1%2F2AqwIdb7tXA%3D" width="200" height="150" alt="Lily Leaf Beetles (Mating) - Lilioceris lilii I found a bunch of these beetles, eggs, and their frass-covered larvae devouring plants along the edge of a bog.<br />
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Habitat: Wetland<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/95256/lily_leaf_beetle_-_lilioceris_lilii.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105511/lily_leaf_beetle_eggs_-_lilioceris_lilii.html<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105513/lily_leaf_beetle_larvae_-_lilioceris_lilii.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105512/lily_leaf_beetle_larva_-_lilioceris_lilii.html Geotagged,Lilioceris,Lilioceris lilii,Lily leaf beetle,Spring,United States,beetle,beetles,red,red beetles" /></a></figure><br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105511/lily_leaf_beetle_eggs_-_lilioceris_lilii.html" title="Lily Leaf Beetle Eggs - Lilioceris lilii"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3232/105511_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1627516810&Signature=8SgihI%2BcXAeVjncTFO2b68fSFF4%3D" width="200" height="134" alt="Lily Leaf Beetle Eggs - Lilioceris lilii I found a bunch of these beetles, eggs, and their frass-covered larvae devouring plants along the edge of a bog.<br />
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Habitat: Wetland<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/95256/lily_leaf_beetle_-_lilioceris_lilii.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105510/lily_leaf_beetles_mating_-_lilioceris_lilii.html<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105512/lily_leaf_beetle_larva_-_lilioceris_lilii.html Eggs,Geotagged,Lilioceris,Lilioceris lilii,Lily leaf beetle,Spring,United States,beetle,beetle eggs" /></a></figure><br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105520/lily_leaf_beetle_larva_-_lilioceris_lilii.html" title="Lily Leaf Beetle Larva - Lilioceris lilii"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3232/105520_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1627516810&Signature=oimuW%2BAQkHZtlco%2BYp2ybQUdU%2FI%3D" width="200" height="154" alt="Lily Leaf Beetle Larva - Lilioceris lilii I found a bunch of these beetles, eggs, and their frass-covered larvae devouring plants along the edge of a bog.<br />
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Habitat: Wetland<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/95256/lily_leaf_beetle_-_lilioceris_lilii.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105510/lily_leaf_beetles_mating_-_lilioceris_lilii.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105511/lily_leaf_beetle_eggs_-_lilioceris_lilii.html<br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105513/lily_leaf_beetle_larvae_-_lilioceris_lilii.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105512/lily_leaf_beetle_larva_-_lilioceris_lilii.html Geotagged,Lilioceris,Lilioceris lilii,Lily leaf beetle,Spring,United States,beetle larva,fecal shield,frass,larva" /></a></figure><br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105515/lily_leaf_beetle_larva_with_fecal_shield_removed_-_lilioceris_lilii.html" title="Lily Leaf Beetle Larva (with fecal shield removed) - Lilioceris lilii"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3232/105515_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1627516810&Signature=J%2BCfgHO%2BMPFTc09ghRjqGkI9H44%3D" width="200" height="154" alt="Lily Leaf Beetle Larva (with fecal shield removed) - Lilioceris lilii I found a bunch of these beetles, eggs, and their frass-covered larvae devouring plants along the edge of a bog.<br />
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Habitat: Wetland<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/95256/lily_leaf_beetle_-_lilioceris_lilii.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105510/lily_leaf_beetles_mating_-_lilioceris_lilii.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105511/lily_leaf_beetle_eggs_-_lilioceris_lilii.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105520/lily_leaf_beetle_larva_-_lilioceris_lilii.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105513/lily_leaf_beetle_larvae_-_lilioceris_lilii.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105512/lily_leaf_beetle_larva_-_lilioceris_lilii.html Geotagged,Lilioceris lilii,Lily leaf beetle,Spring,United States,larva" /></a></figure><br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105513/lily_leaf_beetle_larvae_-_lilioceris_lilii.html" title="Lily Leaf Beetle Larvae - Lilioceris lilii"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3232/105513_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1627516810&Signature=UCPSkZfNjwDXvyhm2LTXi7%2BPAyg%3D" width="116" height="152" alt="Lily Leaf Beetle Larvae - Lilioceris lilii These plants were covered in scenes like this one--masses of juicy, poop-laden larvae.<br />
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I found a bunch of these beetles, eggs, and their frass-covered larvae devouring plants along the edge of a bog.<br />
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Habitat: Wetland<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/95256/lily_leaf_beetle_-_lilioceris_lilii.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105510/lily_leaf_beetles_mating_-_lilioceris_lilii.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105511/lily_leaf_beetle_eggs_-_lilioceris_lilii.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105520/lily_leaf_beetle_larva_-_lilioceris_lilii.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105515/lily_leaf_beetle_larva_with_fecal_shield_removed_-_lilioceris_lilii.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105512/lily_leaf_beetle_larva_-_lilioceris_lilii.html Geotagged,Lilioceris lilii,Lily leaf beetle,Spring,United States,beetle larvae,larva,larvae" /></a></figure><br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105512/lily_leaf_beetle_larva_-_lilioceris_lilii.html" title="Lily Leaf Beetle Larva - Lilioceris lilii"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3232/105512_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1627516810&Signature=BhPozVQHJd1%2BBwRHB2xPx%2FTspKw%3D" width="114" height="152" alt="Lily Leaf Beetle Larva - Lilioceris lilii You can see in this photo that the larva had started eating the tip of the leaf and was working its way inward.<br />
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I found a bunch of these beetles, eggs, and their frass-covered larvae devouring plants along the edge of a bog.<br />
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Habitat: Wetland<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/95256/lily_leaf_beetle_-_lilioceris_lilii.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105510/lily_leaf_beetles_mating_-_lilioceris_lilii.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105511/lily_leaf_beetle_eggs_-_lilioceris_lilii.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105520/lily_leaf_beetle_larva_-_lilioceris_lilii.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105515/lily_leaf_beetle_larva_with_fecal_shield_removed_-_lilioceris_lilii.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105513/lily_leaf_beetle_larvae_-_lilioceris_lilii.html Geotagged,Lilioceris lilii,Lily leaf beetle,Spring,United States,frass,larva" /></a></figure> Coleoptera,Geotagged,Lilioceris lilii,Lily leaf beetle,Spring,United States,beetle,leaf beetle Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

Lily Leaf Beetle - Lilioceris lilii

I found a bunch of these beetles, eggs, and their frass-covered larvae devouring plants along the edge of a bog.

Habitat: Wetland

Lily Leaf Beetles (Mating) - Lilioceris lilii I found a bunch of these beetles, eggs, and their frass-covered larvae devouring plants along the edge of a bog.<br />
<br />
Habitat: Wetland<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/95256/lily_leaf_beetle_-_lilioceris_lilii.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105511/lily_leaf_beetle_eggs_-_lilioceris_lilii.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105520/lily_leaf_beetle_larva_-_lilioceris_lilii.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105515/lily_leaf_beetle_larva_with_fecal_shield_removed_-_lilioceris_lilii.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105513/lily_leaf_beetle_larvae_-_lilioceris_lilii.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105512/lily_leaf_beetle_larva_-_lilioceris_lilii.html Geotagged,Lilioceris,Lilioceris lilii,Lily leaf beetle,Spring,United States,beetle,beetles,red,red beetles

Lily Leaf Beetle Eggs - Lilioceris lilii I found a bunch of these beetles, eggs, and their frass-covered larvae devouring plants along the edge of a bog.<br />
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Habitat: Wetland<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/95256/lily_leaf_beetle_-_lilioceris_lilii.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105510/lily_leaf_beetles_mating_-_lilioceris_lilii.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105520/lily_leaf_beetle_larva_-_lilioceris_lilii.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105515/lily_leaf_beetle_larva_with_fecal_shield_removed_-_lilioceris_lilii.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105513/lily_leaf_beetle_larvae_-_lilioceris_lilii.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105512/lily_leaf_beetle_larva_-_lilioceris_lilii.html Eggs,Geotagged,Lilioceris,Lilioceris lilii,Lily leaf beetle,Spring,United States,beetle,beetle eggs

Lily Leaf Beetle Larva - Lilioceris lilii I found a bunch of these beetles, eggs, and their frass-covered larvae devouring plants along the edge of a bog.<br />
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Habitat: Wetland<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/95256/lily_leaf_beetle_-_lilioceris_lilii.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105510/lily_leaf_beetles_mating_-_lilioceris_lilii.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105511/lily_leaf_beetle_eggs_-_lilioceris_lilii.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105515/lily_leaf_beetle_larva_with_fecal_shield_removed_-_lilioceris_lilii.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105513/lily_leaf_beetle_larvae_-_lilioceris_lilii.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105512/lily_leaf_beetle_larva_-_lilioceris_lilii.html Geotagged,Lilioceris,Lilioceris lilii,Lily leaf beetle,Spring,United States,beetle larva,fecal shield,frass,larva

Lily Leaf Beetle Larva (with fecal shield removed) - Lilioceris lilii I found a bunch of these beetles, eggs, and their frass-covered larvae devouring plants along the edge of a bog.<br />
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Habitat: Wetland<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/95256/lily_leaf_beetle_-_lilioceris_lilii.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105510/lily_leaf_beetles_mating_-_lilioceris_lilii.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105511/lily_leaf_beetle_eggs_-_lilioceris_lilii.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105520/lily_leaf_beetle_larva_-_lilioceris_lilii.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105513/lily_leaf_beetle_larvae_-_lilioceris_lilii.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105512/lily_leaf_beetle_larva_-_lilioceris_lilii.html Geotagged,Lilioceris lilii,Lily leaf beetle,Spring,United States,larva

Lily Leaf Beetle Larvae - Lilioceris lilii These plants were covered in scenes like this one--masses of juicy, poop-laden larvae.<br />
<br />
I found a bunch of these beetles, eggs, and their frass-covered larvae devouring plants along the edge of a bog.<br />
<br />
Habitat: Wetland<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/95256/lily_leaf_beetle_-_lilioceris_lilii.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105510/lily_leaf_beetles_mating_-_lilioceris_lilii.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105511/lily_leaf_beetle_eggs_-_lilioceris_lilii.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105520/lily_leaf_beetle_larva_-_lilioceris_lilii.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105515/lily_leaf_beetle_larva_with_fecal_shield_removed_-_lilioceris_lilii.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105512/lily_leaf_beetle_larva_-_lilioceris_lilii.html Geotagged,Lilioceris lilii,Lily leaf beetle,Spring,United States,beetle larvae,larva,larvae

Lily Leaf Beetle Larva - Lilioceris lilii You can see in this photo that the larva had started eating the tip of the leaf and was working its way inward.<br />
<br />
I found a bunch of these beetles, eggs, and their frass-covered larvae devouring plants along the edge of a bog.<br />
<br />
Habitat: Wetland<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/95256/lily_leaf_beetle_-_lilioceris_lilii.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105510/lily_leaf_beetles_mating_-_lilioceris_lilii.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105511/lily_leaf_beetle_eggs_-_lilioceris_lilii.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105520/lily_leaf_beetle_larva_-_lilioceris_lilii.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105515/lily_leaf_beetle_larva_with_fecal_shield_removed_-_lilioceris_lilii.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/105513/lily_leaf_beetle_larvae_-_lilioceris_lilii.html Geotagged,Lilioceris lilii,Lily leaf beetle,Spring,United States,frass,larva

    comments (4)

  1. Gorgeous Christine, haven't seen them yet in my backyard this year.
    Posted one year ago
    1. Thanks, Paul! This was a first for me. Posted one year ago
  2. So shiny!! Posted one year ago
    1. They were shiny and so red! Posted one year ago

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Lilioceris lilii, colloquially known as the Lily leaf beetle, Scarlet or Red lily beetle and under some other names, is a leaf beetle that eats the leaves, stem, buds and flower of lilies, fritillaries and other members of the family Liliaceae.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Jun 6, 2020. Captured Jun 5, 2020 20:48 in 3280 Franklin Ave, Millbrook, NY 12545, USA.
  • Canon EOS 90D
  • f/2.8
  • 1/166s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm