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Ladybird Tower - Home For Ladybirds & Insects - £12.00

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  • Ladybird Tower - Home For Ladybirds & Insects - £12.00
  • Ladybird Tower - Home For Ladybirds & Insects - £12.00
  • Ladybird Tower - Home For Ladybirds & Insects - £12.00
  • Ladybird Tower - Home For Ladybirds & Insects - £12.00
  • Ladybird Tower - Home For Ladybirds & Insects - £12.00
  • Ladybird Tower - Home For Ladybirds & Insects - £12.00
  • Ladybird Tower - Home For Ladybirds & Insects - £12.00
  • Ladybird Tower - Home For Ladybirds & Insects - £12.00
  • Ladybird Tower - Home For Ladybirds & Insects - £12.00
  • Ladybird Tower - Home For Ladybirds & Insects - £12.00
  • Ladybird Tower - Home For Ladybirds & Insects - £12.00
  • Ladybird Tower - Home For Ladybirds & Insects - £12.00

Ladybird Tower

A luxury home for ladybirds. 29cm tall

Availability: In stock

£12.00

Details

UK Standard Delivery: £2.95

Fill this hollow tower with straw to provide insulation and you'll be sure to attract plenty of ladybirds.

The ladybird tower comes with a ground pole so it can be stuck in the ground or a pot.

Please note the appearance may vary due to being made from natural air dried FSC timber logs.

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Dimensions: H28.5cm x W14cm x L10cm

About Ladybirds

Ladybirds are beetles of the order Coleoptera. They have biting mouth parts and colourful hard wing cases. In Britain there are 46 coccinellid species (from the latin meaning scarlet), with 26 species recognisable as ladybirds.

Ladybirds are regarded as beneficial to the garden as they eat lots of insects that damage plants, such as aphids, scale insects and thrips. Some ladybirds such as the sixteen-spot, twenty-two spot and orange varieties feed on mildew which also damages garden plants. There are just a couple of species the twenty-four spot and the bryony varieties that feed on plant material.

Ladybird Interesting Facts

  • One ladybird may eat over 4000 aphids in a lifetime
  • Ladybirds lay eggs on plants, usually near aphids or similar infestations. Baby ladybirds are called larvae – they hatch from eggs after 3-4 days
  • Larvae turn into adult ladybirds after about 3 weeks
  • Ladybird habitats provide refuge all year round.
  • Ladybirds secrete reflex blood (foul tasting yellow fluid) to deter predators.
  • The harlequin ladybird from Asia out-competes our native species for food, as well as preying on larvae and is thus considered a serious threat.

Ladybird Life Cycle

Eggs
Usually laid on plants in batches, eggs are yellow/orange in colour and hatch within 4 – 10 days, depending on temperature./

Larvae
Varying in colour, these can be grey, yellow, buff or brown depending on he species. Most have a pattern of pale spots on some of the abdominal segments. They eat any unhatched eggs in their batch then disperse to feed.

Pupae
These vary in colour from off-white through various shades of yellow, orange, grey or brown to black. Many have spots or patterns on the main background colour. The pupal stage lasts 7-10 days.

Adult
The emerging adult looks yellow and unpatterned. But as blood is pumped into the elytra and wings to expand them the colour patters develop over the first hours of adult life.

UK Delivery

The maximum Mainland UK Delivery charge is £4.95
98% of our orders are delivered 2 workings days after the order is placed.
When your order is dispatched you will receive an email confirming the delivery date and a one hour delivery time slot (except for FeederMats, Nutrigrow replenishments, vouchers and seeds which are sent by Royal Mail) 

UK Mainland Standard Delivery: £4.95*

UK Mainland Replenishment Delivery (FeederMats, Nutrigrow refills): £2.95*

For orders outside of the UK please click HERE:
If Out

You can add 'If Out' delivery instructions (e.g. leave in garage) when you place your order. If you are not in and have not provided 'If Out' instructions the driver will leave a card with instructions of how to arrange re-delivery or collection from your local depot.

Returns

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, email info@greenhousesnesation.co.uk and we will provide instructions of how to return the goods. They must be returned in their oridinal condition and packaging within 14 days of receipt and we will issue a full refund. (excluding original delivery chanrge). If an item is damaged / faulty please notify us within 30 days.

N:B Definition of UK Mainland
UK Mainland is defined as postcodes on mainland England, Wales and Scotland excluding the following postcodes.
AB31-38, AB40-56, IV1-28 , IV30-32, IV36-49, IV51-56, IV63, KA27-28, KW, PA20-38, PA41-49, PA60-70, PH4-44, and PH49-50. 
Delivery to the above post codes incurs a surcharge, which will be displayed when you enter your postcode. 
*We are charged a minimum of £15 for delivery to the above postcodes, Islands and Ireland and we cap our charge to those areas at £15

 

 

 

  • Description
  • Details

    UK Standard Delivery: £2.95

    Fill this hollow tower with straw to provide insulation and you'll be sure to attract plenty of ladybirds.

    The ladybird tower comes with a ground pole so it can be stuck in the ground or a pot.

    Please note the appearance may vary due to being made from natural air dried FSC timber logs.

    Ask us a question
  • Size
  • Dimensions: H28.5cm x W14cm x L10cm

  • Science
  • About Ladybirds

    Ladybirds are beetles of the order Coleoptera. They have biting mouth parts and colourful hard wing cases. In Britain there are 46 coccinellid species (from the latin meaning scarlet), with 26 species recognisable as ladybirds.

    Ladybirds are regarded as beneficial to the garden as they eat lots of insects that damage plants, such as aphids, scale insects and thrips. Some ladybirds such as the sixteen-spot, twenty-two spot and orange varieties feed on mildew which also damages garden plants. There are just a couple of species the twenty-four spot and the bryony varieties that feed on plant material.

    Ladybird Interesting Facts

    • One ladybird may eat over 4000 aphids in a lifetime
    • Ladybirds lay eggs on plants, usually near aphids or similar infestations. Baby ladybirds are called larvae – they hatch from eggs after 3-4 days
    • Larvae turn into adult ladybirds after about 3 weeks
    • Ladybird habitats provide refuge all year round.
    • Ladybirds secrete reflex blood (foul tasting yellow fluid) to deter predators.
    • The harlequin ladybird from Asia out-competes our native species for food, as well as preying on larvae and is thus considered a serious threat.

    Ladybird Life Cycle

    Eggs
    Usually laid on plants in batches, eggs are yellow/orange in colour and hatch within 4 – 10 days, depending on temperature./

    Larvae
    Varying in colour, these can be grey, yellow, buff or brown depending on he species. Most have a pattern of pale spots on some of the abdominal segments. They eat any unhatched eggs in their batch then disperse to feed.

    Pupae
    These vary in colour from off-white through various shades of yellow, orange, grey or brown to black. Many have spots or patterns on the main background colour. The pupal stage lasts 7-10 days.

    Adult
    The emerging adult looks yellow and unpatterned. But as blood is pumped into the elytra and wings to expand them the colour patters develop over the first hours of adult life.

  • Delivery
  • UK Delivery

    The maximum Mainland UK Delivery charge is £4.95
    98% of our orders are delivered 2 workings days after the order is placed.
    When your order is dispatched you will receive an email confirming the delivery date and a one hour delivery time slot (except for FeederMats, Nutrigrow replenishments, vouchers and seeds which are sent by Royal Mail) 

    UK Mainland Standard Delivery: £4.95*

    UK Mainland Replenishment Delivery (FeederMats, Nutrigrow refills): £2.95*

    For orders outside of the UK please click HERE:
    If Out

    You can add 'If Out' delivery instructions (e.g. leave in garage) when you place your order. If you are not in and have not provided 'If Out' instructions the driver will leave a card with instructions of how to arrange re-delivery or collection from your local depot.

    Returns

    If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase, email info@greenhousesnesation.co.uk and we will provide instructions of how to return the goods. They must be returned in their oridinal condition and packaging within 14 days of receipt and we will issue a full refund. (excluding original delivery chanrge). If an item is damaged / faulty please notify us within 30 days.

    N:B Definition of UK Mainland
    UK Mainland is defined as postcodes on mainland England, Wales and Scotland excluding the following postcodes.
    AB31-38, AB40-56, IV1-28 , IV30-32, IV36-49, IV51-56, IV63, KA27-28, KW, PA20-38, PA41-49, PA60-70, PH4-44, and PH49-50. 
    Delivery to the above post codes incurs a surcharge, which will be displayed when you enter your postcode. 
    *We are charged a minimum of £15 for delivery to the above postcodes, Islands and Ireland and we cap our charge to those areas at £15

     

     

     

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