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Genus Lilioceris

orange beetle - Lilioceris lilii Scarlet Lily Beetle larva - Lilioceris lilii Scarlet Lily Beetle eggs - Lilioceris lilii Air Potato Leaf Beetle - Lilioceris cheni Lilioceris cheni Lilioceris lilii Small red beetle - Lilioceris lilii BeetleRedEltra_06302015_LK_5826 - Lilioceris cheni
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Long-horned and Leaf Beetles)
Family Chrysomelidae (Leaf Beetles)
Subfamily Criocerinae
Tribe Criocerini
Genus Lilioceris
Explanation of Names
Lilioceris Reitter 1912
An (adventive) species in our area, dozens spp. total(1). Another species was introduced intentionally in 2012 in Florida to control the air potato vine.
Native to the Old World, most diverse in Africa & E/SE Asia; in our area, e. Canada & adjacent US(1) and in Florida
hosts: Fritillaria, Lilium(1) and Dioscorea bulbifera
See species pages.
Works Cited
1.American Beetles, Volume II: Polyphaga: Scarabaeoidea through Curculionoidea
Arnett, R.H., Jr., M. C. Thomas, P. E. Skelley and J. H. Frank. (eds.). 2002. CRC Press LLC, Boca Raton, FL.