Ladybird Larvae x50

(29 customer reviews)

£13.99

Ladybird Larvae have a huge appetite for soft-bodied pests such as aphids, so release ladybird larvae onto your pest infected plants to clear pest problems. We supply native British Ladybird Larvae in packs of 50 with food included ready for release in your garden or for use under-glass. Green Gardener only supplies British Adalia bipunctata ladybirds – we do NOT supply Harlequin ladybirds. The ladybirds are sent by 1st class post with food included. We also include 5 small paper release bags to make releasing your ladybirds as easy as possible – simply tip 10 larvae in each bags and position on the plants. N.B. Available NOW for use under-glass or in sheltered gardens or PRE-ORDER for delivery later in the Spring by inserting a date below.

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Full Description

Ladybirds are the best known beneficial insect and a welcome sight in the garden, where they happily munch away on greenfly and other tasty pests. By releasing ladybirds (adults and / or larvae) in your garden you can boost their numbers, which will lead to a permanent decrease in the number of pests in your garden i.e. aphids. Ladybird Larvae can also be used for clearing heavy infestations of aphids in greenhouses / conservatories. The larvae take 2-3 weeks to turn into adults, which in turn will eat about 5000 aphids before breeding and producing the next generation of ladybird larvae, which in turn will eat even more aphids. 

Ladybird Larvae – Each ladybird larvae will eat a large number of pests before pupating and emerging as a ladybird ready to breed and produce the next generation of ladybirds. As they 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. We also include 5 small paper release bags to make releasing your ladybirds as easy as possible – simply tip 10 larvae in each bags and position on the plants. Ladybird Larvae have a huge appetite for soft-bodied pests such as aphids, so release ladybird larvae onto your pest infected plants to clear pest problems. We supply native British Ladybird Larvae in packs of 50 with food included ready for release in your garden or for use under-glass. Green Gardener only supplies British Adalia bipunctata ladybirds – we do NOT supply Harlequin ladybirds. The ladybirds are sent by 1st class post with food included. Available in packs of 50 ready for release in the garden. 

Reviews

  1. Marylou

    Thank you, absolutely brilliant service and a bargain, they are busily munching away just 3 days after I ordered.

  2. Jill and Indi

    “I want to leave feedback for the ladybirds I received today for our granddaughter’s greenhouse. We are over the moon with them they were very healthy and are eating the pests quickly. We have put a couple of ladybird houses in there so that when it gets warm enough we can move some onto our outside plants. Thank you so much I will definitely be repeating this exercise next year.” 

    • Jon

      Thanks for the comments and I am glad you are pl;eased. We would love to see some pictures of the ladybird as they munch on pests or use the houses? Kind regards Jon @ Green Gardener

  3. Gill Macphail (verified owner)

    The ladybirds arrived very quickly but they were dead on arrival. I won’t be using this company again.

    • Jon

      Thanks for the message and sorry for the dead ladybirds. They normally travel really well so I suspect they were delayed in the post. If you can let us have the order number / delivery address we can trace the order and check. We can then arrange replacements or a refund. Kind regards Jon @ Green Gardener

  4. Hilary Flower (verified owner)

    Arrived the following day well packaged but after distributing the 100 ladybug larvae in the paper bags around the garden in greenfly infested rose bushes I have not seen the results that previous reviewers are claiming. Only 2 ladybugs spotted so far on day five and greenfly still in abundance!

    • Jon

      Thanks for the review and it is still early days i.e. they were only released 5 days ago. It is totally normal for the ladybirds to disperse once you have released them and we want them to get on with feeding and breeding and normally you struggle to see them but monitor the pests. It takes 3 weeks for the next generation of ladybirds to appear. Aphids are fast breeders, so it will take a while for you to see a difference i.e. the aphids will breed faster than the ladybirds can eat them but as they breed they will catch up and take over. Kind regards Jon @ Green Gardener

  5. Katy

    I am absolutely thrilled with this product. We had a dreadful blackfly infestation on our hibiscus plant, so bad the stems looked black. I brought the larvae two weeks ago and hung the bag provided onto our plant. I was sceptical they would be able to tackle such a big infestation. Be patient! Not much happened in the first few days but then I began to notice some of the stems had been cleared. I still thought I hadn’t brought enough to clear all of them but two weeks on 90% of the blackfly has gone. I’m even able to spot the larvae now. I am astounded at how successful it’s been. I’m also very happy that the awful pesticide I was using can be banished forever. Looking forward to watching them change into ladybirds. A brilliant product well packaged and delivered promptly. A very happy customer thank you.

  6. Harriet H (verified owner)

    The larvae we ordered arrived promptly and my toddler and I had great fun watching them grow. However, it is now very clear that these are Harlequin ladybirds NOT native UK species despite what is said here!!!

    • Jon

      Thanks for the message and I am glad your toddler has enjoyed them. I can assure you we only sell NATIVE Adalia Bipuctata (the 2 spot) ladybirds and we do NOT Include any Harlequin ladybirds. If any of your ladybirds are black with red spots then they are NATIVE Adalia Bipuctata, but they are the melanic 2 spot ladybird – they are black and despite its 2 spot name, it normally has four or six red spots. Kind regards Jon @ Green Gardener

  7. K Coles (verified owner)

    Wonderful. Larvae arrived quickly and in perfect condition two weeks ago. Now growing nicely and making a big difference to the aphid problem on our plum tree. Very happy. Many thanks.

  8. Laura (verified owner)

    Purchased last year as I wanted an environmentally friendly and pet safe way to treat the infestation of aphids we had over our roses and lupins and these worked an absolute treat.
    I can’t say we really saw or noticed there being more larvae or ladybirds about but within a couple of weeks practically all the aphids where gone and the rest of the summer they were kept at bay.
    I’ll definitely be re purchasing more this year

  9. Jill and Indi (Aberdeen)

    I want to leave feedback for the ladybirds I received today for our grand-daughter’s greenhouse. We are over the moon with them they were very healthy and are eating the pests quickly. We have put a couple of ladybird houses in there so that when it gets warm enough we can move some onto our outside plants. Thank you so much I will definitely be repeating this exercise next year.

  10. Halnaker Jurtypopp

    Use these in my rear porch if I get aphid or whitefly infestations as well as on my roses. They are very efficient in a smaller space. Quite fascinating to see ladybird minions get bigger on the little pests and secure in the knowledge that bees are not harmed and there is nothing icky going on my overwintering/immature chillis.

  11. Peter Sitch (verified owner)

    Very interesting products, fast and efficient response. My mother was very excited by the ladybird nymphs last year and she noted a distinct drop in green and blackfly. My experience was similar. They’d sold out of slug killer last year – fortunately the cold snap wasn’t ideal for application but the nematodes will be on soon and I have high hopes.

  12. Deirdre Sullivan (verified owner)

    Really amazing! I got these last summer to help protect my tomato plants from aphids. They arrived alive and happy enough, we’re easy to release, and made serious progress even in just the next day or two. My garden was somewhat overrun by ladybirds but the end of summer, because we have an elder tree that the aphids were obsessed with so they kept on breeding once they were established!

    I’m writing the review now as, for the first year ever, we seem to have a ladybird colony! They’re popping up all over the place and I’m so happy to see it! I was afraid they’d all be gone after winter but it’s so nice that they’ve returned as the aphids have as well. We did have a little bug hotel set up in the garden, so maybe that helped, but honestly it seems to mostly be used by the spiders!

    Either way, I’m so happy! This turned out way better than expected

  13. Lisa Waterhouse

    Last year, we had a cherry tree that was dying. It had a sticky stuff all over the tree. After researching, I came across the green gardener and although rather sceptical, I purchased 100 ladybird larvae and ladybirds. The larvae stayed in the bag even after several days, so I put them in the tree myself. I also bought ladybirds, but they flew away. A few weeks later, I noticed a few leaves shooting in the tree, and several weeks after that, the sticky stuff gone. The tree began to grow new leaves and several months on, it is beginning to restore itself. I have just purchased more to keep the aphids under control. These have literally been a lifesaver for my rather large cherry tree, but 100 aphid larvae did the trick!

  14. Mrs Alida Jones (verified owner)

    Ladybirds arrived promptly and all in good order. Already noticing a large reduction in greenfly. Very pleased.

  15. Susie Williams

    I did complain to you a couple of weeks ago that I thought the ladybird larvae you sent were too small to successfully transfer to the plants. Just to say I am very happy now. Have counted and at least half have become very large and are changing into ladybirds. There are plenty of ladybirds around too, so they are probably some of the others who have already changed. I couldn’t get them on to the plants so I dumped them on the earth below them (broad beans covered in black fly). I thought they wouldn’t manage to climb up to where the black fly were but they obviously did. Perhaps you could say on the instructions that it is OK to put them on the earth if necessary … Thanks!

  16. Karen (verified owner)

    You cannot imagine the excitement when, after less than 24 hours of hanging my bag of ladybird larvae on my black fly infested runner beans, I have already seen at least 3 adults ladybirds and many more larvae/pupae I’m not sure which. I was expecting to have to wait several days but it looks like they’re already doing their stuff – amazing! Top class service and a divide from Green Gardener too – highly recommended

  17. Mrs Julie Stocker (verified owner)

    Swift delivery & they are working wonders in my garden.

  18. Kathleen Benn (verified owner)

    Arrived safe and sound. Have done really well getting rid of the greenfly.

  19. Sarah Woodhall (verified owner)

    Love Green Gardener products. They always arrive quickly and come with good instructions. Particularly love the live insects and the ladybird larvae always do a fantastic job of keeping pests down to a minimum in my garden.

  20. Sarah Ross (verified owner)

    Won’t hesitate to use again. I ordered 50 ladybird larvae. Received a helpful confirmation email detailing what to expect, postage was very fast, and well packaged. The larvae were nicely packed in a box with food and shredded paper to keep them safe in transit. The larvae all seemed healthy and active. We carefully put them into our aphid riddled lemon tree in our conservatory, and it wasn’t long before they got to work. After a few days the aphids have definitely reduced in number, and the larvae have certainly grown. It’s great to catch a glimpse of one. I will definitely use Green Gardner again, and am looking forward to our larvae growing into ladybirds, and hopefully having a healthier lemon tree.

  21. Helen Danielson (verified owner)

    Ladybirds turned up well and healthy. They have already eaten a lot of aphids and laid eggs.

  22. Rosalind Turnbull (verified owner)

    We have use both the adult ladybirds and larvae over several years now, and they have definitely made a massive difference to my currant bushes and apple trees. For several years before discovering your company we had a terrible infestation of black and grey aphids allover them with practically no crop of berries. The difference is incredible.
    We have also enjoyed the butterfly sets too and given several as presents

  23. Sylvia Harper (verified owner)

    Very prompt delivery, very active larvae. Could not recommend highly enough. Great company to deal with, and problems are very swiftly dealt with. Will definitely buy any and all necessary gardening requirements again and often.

  24. Myfanwy Kay McKeown

    Cherry tree rescued, thank you. It was literally dripping on the patio and some block paving, so many aphids and ants farming them. I started with tree grease which messed up the ants, then had the tree pressure washed. Instant improvement and then I had the ants treated by the local pest control company. This was explained in detail, they can’t spray pesticides any more but he could set bate boxes and injects obvious nests. Lasted 4 weeks. Tree started dripping again, have to say the bumble bees loved it in the evenings and so did the ants. Found ladybird larvae, ordered 2 packs,. Excellent service, well packaged, speedy delivery, very fair price if they work. My grandchildren were fascinated and my son stapled the two bags to the tree trunk. 6 days later the dripping has stopped. I’m very hopeful that this is a final solution, thank you. Keeping my eye on it for now but trusting nature seems much better than Chemicals. The tree already looks healthier.
    I’ve now taken delivery of ant nematodes & tonight I will be watering them into 4 large raised beds as well as some block paving.

  25. Mrs Chloe (verified owner)

    I bought ladybird larvae for my greenfly problem and I am so pleased! This company makes it clear that their ladybirds are NATIVE species which is so important to me. The instructions were very clear and the larvae arrived happy and healthy. Will definitely use again when needed.

  26. Melvyn Whiteside (verified owner)

    Followed the instructions with the ladybird larva. My cherry tree and weeping willow are now completely clear of the greenfly which they had been severely infested with, to the extent the leaves were distorted.

  27. Martin Heap (verified owner)

    I ordered 50 ladybird larvae to try and eradicate the aphid problem I had. The honey dew was fouling the washing line which runs beneath a young oak tree. I roughly divided the little paper packing strips and used the little envelopes to get the larvae to the tree by pinning them to a leaf. Problem now seems to be solved.

  28. Alison (verified owner)

    Fantastic service. The ladybird larvae have completely controlled the aphids in both my conservatory and in the garden.
    Have ordered a couple of times this year and have seen lots of fully grown ladybirds now too.
    Great customer service and even a freebie popped in the order. Will definitely be back for more when needed

  29. Mark Western (verified owner)

    Great product – ladybird larvae Easy to use.

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