10 May 2021
Customer Question – Aphids and Ladybird Larvae
Q. “Last year I had a mad amount of aphids destroying plants in the summer months. I would like to order some ladybird larvae this year, but the aphids haven’t appeared in the same numbers yet. Should I order the larvae now, before the aphid become a big problem, or will they die for lack of food? I would like to get ahead on this, but want the ladybirds to have the best chance.” Thanks, Victoria
A. Thanks for the message and as long as there are some aphids there then you are safe to release ladybirds. Aphids are fast breeders so if you can see some, you can guarantee there are more there already than you can see and very soon there will be lots more, so the ladybird larvae will have plenty to eat.
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