Purple-spotted lily aphids. HELP!!


MaryMary

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:eek: I found them yesterday and sprayed them off the lilies with soapy water. Some of them are back today. (I may have missed a few.) I've had a quick look around the web, and all I've found are chemical solutions, which I'm not really interested in. What now? Continue with soapy water?

:eek::mad: It was a large amount of them. I don't really inspect the flowers for insects, I just sort of let what happens happen. But these I could see in colonies from 2-3' away. :eek: Some of the leaves are spotty looking now, discolored. :(

Also, there are a couple black ants climbing up and down the lilies today. I watched one inspect a leaf and then drop down to the next leaf under it. Think they're farming the aphids?? :confused:


Picture is not mine, I took it from an image search. :oops:

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Thanks in advance! :)
 
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Try a spinosad based insecticide. Organic and harmless to pets and people
 
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