Forum home Talkback

Well I never ..... Ladybirds

Flora rosaFlora rosa Posts: 262

Yaaaay, lamenting the lack of ladybird larvae just this afternoon, having a good hunt through the foliage ! Popped out for a cup of tea n look what the naughty devils are up to ..... Mrs ladybird doesn't look too happy though lol 





  • flumpy1flumpy1 Posts: 3,117

    Get a room ha ha image

  • WonkyWombleWonkyWomble Posts: 4,371

    I've just discovered where all the ladybirds are! In my garden on my massive mermaid rose. I just saw hundreds of bugs that look like they are wearing orange and black punk gear, and being new to this, I asked Dove, and she confirmed that they are the larvae of ladybirds. Considering that my mermaid rose is five meters wide and a meter and a half deep, and then factor in that there is approximately 15 larvae per square foot...... Thinking I may start up a mail order business! image

  • WonkyWombleWonkyWomble Posts: 4,371
    I typically thought it was something negative! What a lovely surprise! Hmmmm how to harvest tho Pauline!? image
  • WonkyWombleWonkyWomble Posts: 4,371

    Do they eat aphid/ greenfly Charlie? If so that may be their motivation for going for my rose! image

  • sanjy67sanjy67 Posts: 1,007

    they do indeed wonky, wish i had some 

  • HeftyHefty Posts: 370

    i was well happy to see this lil guy in my garden image seen a few more recently also, really pleased my efforts to attract them are paying off



  • WonkyWombleWonkyWomble Posts: 4,371

    Yup Hefty, those are the fellas! Punk bugs! 

    Didn't think I had any Sanjy, then I saw my rose covered in them! The rose is too big, high, thorny And rambling to let you get near it for de-aphiding, so I hang all the bird feeders from it and let the blue tits do the pest control! The birds love it as the rose is so thorny and provides so much cover that no cat will go near it! image

  • HeftyHefty Posts: 370

    yeah i hadnt seen them before and now ive seen around 4 in the garden, so im pleased image

    they look really cooool, loving the spikes and orange stripe!

  • Victoria SpongeVictoria Sponge Posts: 3,485

    Is that a harlequin larvae? Trying to ID them after seeing some odd fellows stuck on


    Found 5 or 6 14 spots on my shasta daisy today - the most ladybirds I've seen at one time in this gardenimage

    Wearside, England.
Sign In or Register to comment.