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Ladybirds

Postby PLUMPUDDING » Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:58 pm

Hurray. Three seven spot ladybirds in the garden this morning so the Harlequins haven't taken over. There are plenty of aphids for them to eat so they should do well. I was wondering if I'd see any at all this year so very pleased.

All the butterflies are doing well too.
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Re: Ladybirds

Postby oldherbaceous » Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:25 pm

The Ladybirds have been doing a great job for me this year....the Broadbeans started getting Blackfly and these were cleaned up, now there are some Blackfly on my Runner Beans and again, the Ladybirds have moved in, in large numbers....lovely to see.
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Re: Ladybirds

Postby Primrose » Thu Jul 26, 2018 12:56 pm

You two must be cornering the market in Ladybirds as I,ve hardly spotted one all summer. Very few butterflies either apart from the dreaded white of which we seem to have a daily plague.
Have noticed that whitefly seem to have started breeding on my greens. Once there they're impossible to shift.
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Re: Ladybirds

Postby retropants » Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:13 pm

lots of butterflies here, especially on my daily cycle to work through the park. Had 3 visits from Jersey tiger moths this last couple of weeks.
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Re: Ladybirds

Postby PLUMPUDDING » Thu Jul 26, 2018 4:36 pm

That's beautiful Retro. We dont get them up here. We've had a few Hummingbird Hawk moths though.
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Re: Ladybirds

Postby PLUMPUDDING » Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:53 pm

I've counted about 38 ladybirds this morning. They are mostly seven spots with a few harlequins and they are mating and laying eggs all over the place. It's great to see them thriving for a change and they are doing a good job clearing up the black fly with the help of lots of hover flies.
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Re: Ladybirds

Postby tigerburnie » Wed Aug 08, 2018 9:25 pm

Not seen a Ladybird up here yet.
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