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The Red Lilly Beetle (Lilioceris lilii) is a Eurasian species imported into Canada in the 1940s.  It is a 'pest' species with few local predators.  It feeds extensively on the leaves of native and cultivated lillies.  This photograph was taken in July in a garden in Hull, Quebec.</p><p>Though this beetle was apparently brought to North America by human    activites, in a changing climate species are likely to move on their own into new areas where they haven't been seen before.  This is a direct result of the expansion of zones that are habitable to them, or their retreat from areas that are no longer habitable.</p>
Credit: R. Wiebe


The Red Lilly Beetle (Lilioceris lilii) is a Eurasian species imported into Canada in the 1940s. It is a "pest" species with few local predators. It feeds extensively on the leaves of native and cultivated lillies. This photograph was taken in July in a garden in Hull, Quebec.

Though this beetle was apparently brought to North America by human activites, in a changing climate species are likely to move on their own into new areas where they haven't been seen before. This is a direct result of the expansion of zones that are habitable to them, or their retreat from areas that are no longer habitable.




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