But do you see how one of those seed-pods has been nibbled away to nothing? Lots of them are like that, and I have been wondering what is to blame. Purely by chance, I have found out. A little flash of red caught my eye...
Caught in the act! It's a Lily Beetle, isn't it?
It's a shame that they are so destructive, because they are certainly good-looking.
I guess there will be rather fewer Fritillaries next year than there might have been, then.