One of the things this blog can do is alert gardeners to the presence of new problems. This is one such instance.
WSU produces Pest Alerts, and recently the Red lily leaf beetle has been found in the Seattle area. The state is monitoring the spread of this nonnative pest, so those of you living in Washington please read this and pass it on to your gardening friends. New Englanders have been dealing with this pest for a while, but any of you outside this region may want to keep your eyes peeled.
Please comment here if you see this insect!