Ladybirds are the best known beneficial insect and have a huge appetite for aphids, so they can be used for clearing heavy infetations of aphids in greenhouses / conservatories. Each ladybird larvae will eat about 5000 aphids each before turning into an adult ladybird and dispersing. At this point, Aphidius can be introduced to give on-going aphid control. Green Gardener only supplies British Adalia bipunctata ladybirds - we do NOT supply Harlequin ladybirds. Ladybirds are available between late April and August.
Ladybird Larvae - As our Ladybird larvae are supplied as larvae, they are ideal for releasing directly onto plants heavily infected with aphids - as they they are unable to fly and will stay where you put them. Supplied in trays of approximately 50, they are sent by 1st class post ready for release directly onto your aphid infected plants. N.B. Ladybird Larvae are available between late April and August - pre-order for delivery w/c 30/04/018
N.B. If you have recently used a chemical spray i.e. within the last 2-3 weeks, please contact us (email@example.com) to check how soon Ladybird Larvae can be introduced? Once the infestation is under control, the relevant natural predator can be introduced to give on-going control i.e. introduce Aphidius for on-going aphid control.