Ladybird larvae in bags 100

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Price: £16.95

Ladybird larvae are very effective natural predators of aphids. This native ladybird [ Adalia bipunctata] , the two spotted ladybird , feeds on a wide species range of aphids and greenfly. Ladybird larvae can consume up to 100 aphids per day. After introduction and application to plants, the ladybird larvae will feed for up to three weeks on aphids. After this they will pupate and develop into adult ladybirds, which will continue to feed on aphids.

The new cotton bag system of applying ladybird larvae enables these natural predators to be easily and safely applied to trees, shrubs and large plants. The bag is pinned onto the tree or shrub and the ladybird larvae crawl out to feed on aphids. The bags should only be applied where the aphids are present.

Application rates according to the tree trunk diameter;

  • 0-20cm - 1 bag of 100 larvae
  • 20-50cm - 1 bag of 250 larvae or 2 x 100 larvae
  • 50cm plus -  2 bags of 250 larvae or 5 x 100 larvae

For rose bushes or smaller plants - approx 5 larvae per plant.

Ladybird larvae are available from May -September each year.




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