Lilioceris lilii


(Scopoli, 1763)

Common name: 

Lily Beetle
Size: 6-8mm
Basic colour: Head legs and body black, pronotum and elytra red.
Pattern colour: None
Number of spots: None
Pronotoum: Red
Leg colour: Black

First recorded in Britain in 1839, expanded its range especially since the 1980s. Widely regarded as a garden pest. See the Lily Beetle Survey here.

Aphthona melancholica


Weise, 1888
Size: 2.3-2.5mm (possibly from 1.8mm)
Basic colour: Shiny black, sometimes dark blue.
Pattern colour: None
Number of spots: None
Other colour forms: Sometimes
Pronotoum: As basic colour
Leg colour: Yellow (see 'other notes' below).


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