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Ladybird Lavae For Eating Aphids

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Ladybird Lavae For Eating Aphids


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The ladybird you will receive is Adalia bipunctata, a native to the UK. This ladybird feeds on different types of aphids (greenflies) and can be used on a wide range of plants, indoors and out. Ladybird larvae can eat up to 100 aphids a day and at this stage of their lifecycle are winged, which means they will most likely stay close to their food source. The larvae continue to eat until they are ready to pupate and become adult ladybirds. Once adults they can lay up to 20 to 50 eggs a day, which in turn hatch and eat the aphids. Adults also have a huge appetite and can devour large numbers of aphids. How to apply Ladybird Lava: Order your Ladybirds Lava only when you have aphids on your plants. Ladybirds larva can be introduced indoors or outdoors when the temperature is above 10°C. Place the larvae as close to the centre of the aphid infestation as soon as you receive them. If you have to wait then store them in the fridge at 8-10°C for 1-2 days maximum. If new infestations of aphids appear or the one being treated is too large, it may be necessary to add more Ladybirds. The number of larvae needed to treat an aphid infestation will vary on the number of aphids present. A general guideline is to use 3-5 ladybird larvae per infested plant.

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