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Harelequin ladybird larvae?


Harelequin ladybird larvae?

This looks identical to photos I found during search if you notice these on your plants ..sorry but they ve arrived.



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~ Do we kill them or what BB? Must admit I don't like to kill anything but if they are going to take over?~was watching Autumnwatch last night when they were talking about mink and otters perhaps stopping their breeding by competing for food.Back to the old survival of the fittest?

31 Oct, 2009

 

ive had harlequin ladybirds in the garden this summer............

31 Oct, 2009

 

Suppose you could pick them off Arlene but arriving in such numbers impossible to eridicate.

Anything chemical would surely affect our native ones too so really hard to prevent.

Yes followed autumnwatch and people even releasing skunks into the wild .How is it possible or legal to have them as pets ? Ludicrous that such a wild animal could ever be considered a pet.

31 Oct, 2009

 

I agree with you aswell BB about skunks, not should they be here, but i think they should live in the country they arriginate from.

31 Oct, 2009

 

Havent seen this Harlequin Lady bird in my garden but will certainly be on the look out for it ;o(

31 Oct, 2009

 

Aye Clarice have you ever smelt one ? OMG I accidentally ran over one in US didnt realise till parked up owner of motel came running up saying you can move that car to the end of the lot !

Oh Arlene imagine taking your dogs for a walk and they disturb one ..dont know if they ve ever rolled in fox pooh like some dogs do well multiply that by dozens and wonder if you ll ever rid of the smell no matter how many baths they have ...Phew.

Wasnt sure either PP till found these .

31 Oct, 2009

 

I've looked on the internet but there doesn't seem to be any advice about wht to do if you find them! I wonder if perhaps its too late to do anything as the problem has been ongoing since 2004.

31 Oct, 2009

 

Can only assume Gee that any sort of treatment would directly affect our native ones .

The first collared dove didnt arrive here till the 1950s so guess perhaps another invader we may eventually come to love ..they still eat aphids .

Suppose it could be possible that a real cold snap could keep them in check ?

31 Oct, 2009

 

I think the only thing to do with the Harlequins is to pick them off the plant by hand and squish them.
They're an Asian invader and will eat other insects aswell as living and dead larvae of other Ladybirds ... namely the native one.
They're not the good guys :-(

31 Oct, 2009

 

Oh no, thanks for the ID Ray. Is the larvae on any particular plants?, just so I can look out for them.

31 Oct, 2009

 

Thank you too for the ID will be watching out for these, get my tweezers ready lol

31 Oct, 2009

 

Aye Louise but arriving in such huge numbers hopefully if from Asia wont be used to a good hard frost ..

We have lots of ivy in flower now Dawn which many ladybirds seem to love .. judging by how quickly they seem to spread Morgana you ll have to be like Edward scissorhands with those tweezers.

31 Oct, 2009

 

Look carefully at my nails on my aveator Edward sissorhands has nt got a patch on mine he he ha ha
I have just read that they leave a scent which attracts others what about using a spray of strong smelling detergent, like a strong smelling washing up liquid

31 Oct, 2009

 

I'm worried Ray so lets hope when the weather turns the light weight Harlequins wont be able to cope.

31 Oct, 2009

 

Hi Dawn..Jane here.We tend to just let nature take its course here,and as they fly,obvoiusly the bats in the belfry next door will lend a helping hand !

31 Oct, 2009

 

Hi Jane, well I wont be checking to see if I have any today - pouring with rain and very windy. I love bats and 'bats in the belfry' sounds very Halloweeny, ha ha.

1 Nov, 2009

 

Same here today Dawn...absolutely wild out there.Even the seed being blown off the bird tables !!

1 Nov, 2009

 

hummm
thats a use for smoke
hope you have smoke in rolls, the one from cigarretes is not the best one for the recipe

Materials Needed: Smoke roll, alcohol (40%), common soap (250 g), water (1 liter) and glass bowl or dishes.

Directions: Place the shredded tobacco in the bowl and put the covering alcohol, mixed with a little water. When the smoke is absorbing put more alcohol mixed with water and let soak 15 days, capping the bowl so that nicotine is withdrawn from the smoke. Place in a 1-liter bottle. At the time of use, melt soap in water, put in 10 liters of water, adds 250 ml of tobacco (nicotine), put in a pump and spray.

Fernando's suggestion to erradicade the bugs, larvaes, ants... etc etc without plants suffering

5 Nov, 2009

 

Thank you for this Aleyna well tobacco so expensive here .. I believe there are nearly 3 Brazilian Reals to our pound . A pack of cigarettes here would be 18 Reals ( 6 British pounds ) so sounds an expensive mix .. to then add 40 % alcohol just sounds too good to be spraying on plants lol

Plants wouldnt suffer but I would ...perhaps if I collect used cigarettes and use my home made brew...what do you think?

5 Nov, 2009

 

Sounds like a plan Jane ! Or is it Ray now ? lol ;-))

6 Nov, 2009

 

LOL!!!!!
It might work, ... if does... please let us know...
Recicling cigarrettes ... lol!!!

9 Nov, 2009

 

I think the best bet is to save the money you would have spent on the tobacco, buy extra alcohol and drink it. This won't get rid of the Harlequins but you won't care.

20 Dec, 2009

 

Have to agree on that one Toto Lol !

20 Dec, 2009



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