There are almost 100 European ladybird species. Both ladybirds and their larvae are voracious predators that feed on aphids, greenfly and mealy bugs. This species (The two-spotted ladybird Adalia bipunctata) is therefore deemed as beneficial, together with other ladybird species. They therefore play an important role in biological control.
- Chart the growth of ladybirds from eggs to adults.
- Educational Aphid Control Project.
- Includes prepaid voucher for ladybird eggs and food.
- Release the ladybirds into your garden.
• A prepaid voucher card for ordering the ladybird eggs and food.
• A rearing box with paper lining for growing your ladybirds.
• A small brush for handling the eggs and larvae.
• Instructions on how to care for your larvae once they hatch.
• An observation chart to record your experience.
Eggs are available between April and September. Please read instructions very carefully before sending off for eggs. 50 eggs are supplied which should produce approx 20 adults.