Top 10 garden pests

PUBLISHED: 16:15 16 April 2014 | UPDATED: 16:15 16 April 2014

Capsid bug, by Katie Prentice

Capsid bug, by Katie Prentice


For National Gardening Weekend, the Royal Horticultural Society entomology team will be taking a closer look at the nation’s top ten pests.

Lily beetle adult, by Carol SheppardLily beetle adult, by Carol Sheppard

While the top spot is still taken by the ubiquitous slugs and snails, there may be some lesser known creepy crawlies hiding among your blooms…

1. Slugs/snails

2. Vine weevil

3. Capsid bug

4. Mice and voles

5. Cushion Scale

6. Glasshouse red (two spotted) spider mite

7. Mealy bug

8. Plum Moth

9. =Ants and

= Lily Beetles

Join a behind the scenes talk with the team at RHS Garden Wisley’s Glasshouse Gallery on Thursday April 17. More @

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