Successful Biological Control of the Lily Leaf Beetle, Lilioceris lilii

URI researchers Lisa Tewksbury and Dick Casagrande are co-authors, along with Naomi Cappuccino of Carleton University, of a new book chapter on the Successful biological control of the lily leaf beetle (Lilioceris lilii). This chapter, published in the 2022 USFS book, “Contributions of Classical Biological Control to U.S. Food Security, Forestry, and Biodiversity”, outlines the history of biocontrol efforts against LLB with three parasitoid species, successes in establishment of the parasitoids, and decline of reported LLB damage in parts of New England.

Successful Biological Control of the Lily Leaf Beetle, Lilioceris lilii