Pesty lily beetles!

I have this type of beetle that is destoying my lilies,leaves,and flowers.It is orangeish in color and shape being elongated ovalish.It leaves like a muddy deposit on the plant,I cannot seem to get rid of them even if I hand pick them!It has destoyed all my lilies in the front and back yard flower beds every year.I put a japanese beetle trap up to hopefully lure them to it, but no go!!!!!!!Can you please help me identify them,and possibly have any suggestion on how to get rid of these!Help!!!!
Submitted by moongazer441

Hi,

 

Thanks for writing. It sounds like a lily leaf beetle, a common pest on the East Coast.

 

Get more information about the insect, as well as tips for controlling it, at:

http://www.uri.edu/ce/factsheets/sheets/lilyleafbeetle.html

 

---Justin, Senior Garden Editor, BHG.com


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