Day Lilies killed by red bugs

My poor day lilies had the life sucked out of them by small bright red flying bugs. I've had 6 years of success with their lovely blooms--this was the first year they were infested! The leaves die and the plant falls over. I thought day lilies were pest resistent! Does anyone know what these terrible (yet pretty) bugs are and how to avoid them in the future? Thanks.
Mary
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snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com (Mary) expounded:

Day lilies? You mean true lilies, don't you? The red lily beetle isn't attracted to Hemerocallis, which is what's normally termed 'day lily'.
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If they are lilies, you might have asparagus beetles:
http://www.oznet.ksu.edu/dp_hfrr/extensn/problems/asparagu.htm http://entm29.entm.purdue.edu/acorn/pest.aspx?pest=Spotted_Asparagus_Beetle
This site has info on other daylily pests:
http://www.daylilies.org/ahs_dictionary/pests.html
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snipped-for-privacy@hotmail.com (Pen) wrote in message

They look just like them, but no spots. Thanks for the info!
Mary

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(Mary) expounded:

Oh ok. Maybe they aren't day lilies.
Mary
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What puzzles me is why the one plant with all parts poisonous to humans (Datura) is also the one in that corner of the garden that slugs adore. Finally dribbled a chemical barrier of Sluggo and hope that will disssuade them. zemedelec
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snipped-for-privacy@aol.comspamfree (Zemedelec) wrote in message

Don't eat them slugs!
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<< > Finally dribbled a chemical barrier of Sluggo and hope that will disssuade

Don't eat them slugs!
No fear...although it is a point of local pride to eat anything that doesnt eat you first: alligator (too greasy and fishy for me) the dread nutria, a sort of cross between a beaver and a large aquatic rat with long orange front teeth (not bad, a little like a fat rabbit---but until I can buy it in civilized packaging like chicken I refuse to take a whole skinned and gutted carcase home and pick out all the little bones again} and so on.
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Milkweed is another example of a toxic plant that some insects adore. The slugs (which I realize are NOT insects) have been eating my digitalis - also toxic.
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<< The slugs (which I realize are NOT insects) have been eating my digitalis - also toxic. >>
Maybe it gives them palpitations but they just can't tell you!
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the ladybugs arent killing the lilies, they are eating the aphids that are sucking on your day lilies. I noticed this last two years that the peonies no longer have a lot of sap oozing from the buds... they were covered with the ladybugs chomping down on the aphids. Ingrid
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