Both Ladybird adults and their Ladybird larvae are voracious eaters and can make a real difference to greenfly and blackfly infestations both under glass and outside.
The ladybirds we supply are Adalia Bipunctata - the red two-spotted ladybird. They are one of many native species in the UK. Ladybirds are one of the most popular controls for aphids.
Sold as larvae or adults. Orders placed by 10am Monday will be despatched later in the week.
How much do I need?
When to use
How to use
Both Ladybird Adults and their young (larvae) are extremely popular for controlling aphids.
Adult Ladybirds lay up to 50 yellow Ladybird eggs per day under the leaves of plants and up to 1500 in their Ladybird lifetime to continue the cycle of natural pest control.
Ladybird larvae are not as pretty as the adults, but they are not so likely to fly away! They are a distinctive slate grey colour with orange markings approximately 0.5mm long, and they are even more voracious than their parents.
2 -10 adult or larvae per square metre.
Ladybirds should be applied when the Aphids are present on plants and the temperatures are above 10°C although best control is gained at 15-20°C. Release in early morning or late evening from May onwards until mid August by gently scattering over affected plants. Of course if you are using them in a glasshouse, you can introduce them a bit earlier. However don't introduce them before there is food about, because they will either starve, or eat each other!
Larvae - Your bottle will contain the very small ladybird larvae and an inert carrier for protection, usually bran husks.
Adults - your vial will contain the adult ladybirds, open the cap and place the vial on it’s side on or below plants
It’s best to do this early morning or late evening by gently scattering over affected plants or into a rough paper cone lodged between branches.
It is very important to release the ladybirds as soon as possible after they arrive with you to minimise risk of them eating each other in the bottle.