Scarlet lily beetle larvae

Scarlet lily beetle larvae

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Credit: DR JEREMY BURGESS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Scarlet lily beetle (Lilioceris lilii) larvae feeding on a lily (Lilium sp.) leaf. The larva are covered in black excreta to protect them from predators. Both the adults and larvae are significant pests of lilies.

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