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Mysterious larvae that destroy wooden plants

Radek Štěpán 01. 05. 2023

Have you found large white to yellowish larvae in your compost and you have no idea what they are? Well, this is rather common because larvae of the European rhinoceros beetle (Oryctes nasicornis) are nothing special. Yes, at first glance…


Click beetle – how to get rid of this unpleasant visitor

Radek Štěpán 15. 10. 2022

Did you have a strong potato harvest this year? If so, you should celebrate, providing that your potatoes are of good quality and not infested by any nasty pests. Nasty pests undoubtedly include the click beetle. These yellow and orange…

Scarlet lily beetle

A beautiful creature but sinister too: Scarlet lily beetle

Radek Štěpán 04. 09. 2022

You simply cannot miss this little bug. And if you do not see it in your garden just plant lilies somewhere and this little bug will arrive in no time. Scarlett lily beetle (Lilioceris lilii Scopoli) nibbles on leaves and…


A violet oil beetle in your garden. An exotic beetle? Not really. Just a harmless creature

Radek Štěpán 21. 06. 2022

It looks like this spring is very fond of large black beetles, which, thanks to their unconventional appearance, can scare many people. We shall blame biology textbooks little bit because Meloe violaceus, commonly known as the violet oil beetle is…