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B3B3 Posts: 26,433

It's a ladybird larva so leave it be๐Ÿ˜Š

In London. Keen but lazy.


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  • hatty123hatty123 Posts: 125
    Wouldn't go near something that scary looking anyway ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜‚
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  • Allotment BoyAllotment Boy Posts: 6,414
    hatty123 said:
    Wouldn't go near something that scary looking anyway ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜‚
    That picture is highly magnified they are tiny. The larval stage eats far more aphids than the adults ๐Ÿ˜
    AB Still learning

  • SkylarksSkylarks Posts: 379
    Lucky you B3.ย 

    I wish someone had told me this in my first year of growing veg. I squished one and googled after. Then when I spotted a vine weevil, I googled first and by the time I realised what it was, it had disappeared ๐Ÿ˜
  • SueAtooSueAtoo Posts: 336
    I do wish GW would print this picture when they talk about ladybirds eating aphids - but they always show a ladybird - we all know what that looks like !
    East Dorset, new (to me) rather neglected garden.
  • B3B3 Posts: 26,433
    I know it's bad form to bump yer own thread but I think it's time for a reminder
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • LynLyn Posts: 22,852
    Seems that everything in the garden that moves is a pest.ย 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor.ย 

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