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If you are seeking to control a significant Aphid infestation and wish to trial the effectiveness of both the adults and the larvae stages of the Ladybirds, our Ladybird Family Bundle is perfect for you.
The Ladybird Family Bundle includes:
The Ladybird Family Bundle also provides you with an overall discount on combined purchase of the Ladybird adults and Ladybird larvae!
These predators are native to the U.K. and are often referred to as the Two Spotted Ladybird (Adalia bipunctata). The Ladybirds, and their larvae, are highly efficient predators of Aphids (also known as Greenfly/Blackfly) and other insect pests.
During the winter months the Ladybirds will hibernate in window frames, walls, log piles or trees, and emerge to mate in the spring. The female Ladybirds will lay between 20-50 eggs per day. These eggs will develop into Ladybird larvae (which also feed on Aphids) and, after three weeks of feeding, will develop into adults.
Ladybird larvae are potent predators of Aphids (also known as Greenfly & Blackfly). This native Ladybird (Adalia bipunctata) is also known as the Two Spotted Ladybird and can consume up to 100 aphids each day.
The initial advantage of using Ladybird larvae is the sheer number of Aphids that will be consumed. Ladybird larvae, as they develop, will simply consume huge quantities of Aphids. The Ladybird larvae also roughly stay situated in the same area as to where they were released. This makes direct application onto infestations straightforward. Both Ladybird larvae, and Ladybird adults will feed on Aphids, which ensures you will benefit from having the Ladybirds on your plants for multiple stages of their life cycle.
For indoor use of Ladybird Larvae and Ladybird Adults: they should be released from March to September.
For outdoor use of Ladybird Larvae and Ladybird Adults: they should be released from May to September.
Ladybird adults and larvae can be used in temperatures above 10℃ indoors or outdoors. The optimum temperature however has been proven to be above 15℃. Ladybird adults and larvae should only be introduced once pests are present.
Full instructions will also be provided for each product with your order