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What am I. Friend or Foe ?

Pauline 7Pauline 7 West Yorkshire Posts: 2,144
I have just found, at least, 6 of these wee things on top of my garden waste bin. Does anyone know what they are and are they friend or enemy.  Thanks

One pence piece for scale. 


  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 24,086
    Friend. They'll turn into ladybirds
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Kitty 2Kitty 2 ManchesterPosts: 5,150
    Ladybird larvae Pauline 🐞.
    Lucky you, a gardeners friend 😊.
  • Pauline 7Pauline 7 West Yorkshire Posts: 2,144
    Thank you B3 and Kitty,  I had a feeling they were but have never seen them before. 
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 49,160
    That's great Pauline.  :)

    I wonder how many people would see those and assume the worst - before squishing them..... :(
    That's the beauty of a forum like this too - you can post a pic and get an almost instant reply :)
    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 21,255
    Is that a groat, Pauline?
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • Pauline 7Pauline 7 West Yorkshire Posts: 2,144
    edited June 2018
    PF. No it's a 1p piece I dug out of my border to give an idea of the size of the bug.
  • AnniDAnniD South West UKPosts: 11,018
    What l like, is that of all the areas in your garden they could be, they have chosen - the bin lid! Could they have crawled out from inside it ?
  • Pauline 7Pauline 7 West Yorkshire Posts: 2,144
    Possibly AnniD. I have been opening and closing the bin most of the day,  I have left it wedged open a little bit now. 
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