Springtime attack of flea beetle (Phyllotreta species) on leaves of young cruciferous plants (e.g. cabbages and stocks) is a serious problem to amateur and professional horticulturist alike (see Figure 14.21). In recent years, four other increasingly common beetle problems have been reported. These are viburnum beetle on Viburnum opulus, V. tinus and V. lantana, rosemary leaf beetle (Chrysolina americana) on lavender, rosemary and thyme, red lily beetle (Lilioceris lilii) on lilies, and asparagus beetle (Crioceris asparagi).
Figure 14.22 Viburnum sawfly damage
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