Gardeners asked to record pests

The RHS and the National Biodiversity Network have formed a new partnership to ask UK gardeners to help map some non-native pests that damage popular garden plants such as Hemerocallis, lily, rosemary and Berberis.

The RHS science department has submitted 4,000 location records of four non-native pests to find the distribution and spread of the species: lily beetle (Lilio-ceris lilii); rosemary beetle (Chrysolina americana); Hemerocallis gall midge (Contarinia quinquenotata); and Berberis sawfly (Arge berberidis).

- To submit information, see www.rhs.org.uk/learning/research/projects/lily_beetle.htm.


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