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Ladybird Larvae x100 with Release Bags

(10 customer reviews)


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1 £17.5
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Aphids attacking trees can be a  BIG problem (the 1st visible symptom of attack is large amounts of sticky honeydew which drips down on to your car, your garden furniture or your patio) – control aphids naturally by introducing native British Ladybird Larvae with release bags into the trees. Green Gardener only supplies British Adalia bipunctata ladybird larvae – we do NOT supply Harlequin ladybirds. The Ladybird Larvae come in packs of 100 with a cotton release bag. They are sent by 1st class post with food included and each 100 larvae is supplied with a release bag i.e. order 500 larvae and you will receive 5 x release bags. Ladybird larvae eat 100’s of aphids each day, so by introducing them into trees / hedges aphids can be controlled naturally. Being mobile, the larvae will quickly spread out into the canopy to search out and devour aphids & introducing the larvae is easy with our cotton release bags. Ladybirds are available between April and August each year. Finished for this year – available again in April 2022.

Also available Ladybird Larvae x50 for aphids on plants and Adult Ladybirds for release in the garden.
Special Offers – Add Ladybird Food, Ladybird Feeders or a Ladybird Lodge or Ladybird Barn to your order – see below.

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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 (available as 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. Each ladybird will eat about 5000 aphids and will soon produce ladybird larvae which in turn also eat aphids. Ladybirds are available between April and August each year. Finished for this year – available again in April 2022.

Conifers, trees and hedges Aphids (Greenfly and blackfly) attacking trees is BIG problem – the first visible symptom of attack is large amounts of sticky honeydew (produced by the aphids as they suck sap from the tree), which drips down on to lower branches, your car, your garden furniture or your patio! Conifers often develop unsightly brown patches and the R.H.S. confirms that Cypress Aphid (a type of Greenfly) is the cause in over half the cases. Spraying chemicals into large plants and trees is just not practical and harms beneficial insects such as ladybirds, so release Ladybird Larvae instead. 

Ladybird Larvae in Bags for controlling aphids in conifers, trees and hedges – We supply native British Adalia bipunctata ladybird larvae with release bags ready for release into your trees. Green Gardener only supplies native British Adalia bipunctata ladybirds – we do NOT supply Harlequin ladybirds. Ladybird larvae are predators of aphids, able to eat over 100 aphids a day each, so by introducing ladybird larvae into the trees / hedges, the aphids can be controlled naturallyBeing mobile, the larvae will quickly spread out into the canopy to search out and devour aphids – they arrive very hungry and will quickly hunt out aphids wherever they are hiding. Introducing the larvae is easy with our quick release system of 100 larvae with a cotton release bag – place the larvae in the bag, hang it up and the larvae will crawl out to search for greenfly. How many do I need? This depends on the truck diameter :-

  1. Less than 20cm, use 100 larvae and 1 release bag.
  2. Between 20cm and 50cm, use 200 larvae split between 2 release bags.
  3. Over 50cm, use 500 larvae split between 5 release bags.
  4. For hedges introduce 10 larvae per m run of hedge and use 1 bag per 100 larvae.


  1. Aimie (verified owner)

    I am e-mailing to say how extremely happy I am with the Ladybird Larvae that I ordered from you. This is my first time using them and they have nearly completely destroyed the aphids population that was damaging my apple tree within just a week. I will be ordering again from you in the future to control aphids naturally.

  2. Julie (verified owner)

    I purchased some baby ladybirds and chose this company as they are in the same county and the ladybirds would not be in transit too long. Arrived within a couple of days. I followed instructions for release. Two weeks on there appears to be many adult ladybirds in the garden. Not sure yet if its enough, as the blackfly appear to have a stronghold. But several of the ladybirds are on the flowerbed where the blackfly is worse- hopefully eating their way through- fingers crossed. Liked that this was a natural/ green option.

  3. John Tait (verified owner)

    Bought these for an explosion of greenfly on my peppers in the greenhouse
    There were some miniscule larvae in the package and some black specs which might have been eggs ?
    Time will tell if they make a dent in the aphids so a generous 4 star score for now

    • Jon

      They are small when they arrive as they are newly hatched but they are also very hungry and will get stuck into aphids bigger than themselves. Please let me know how you get on with them. Kind regards Jon @ Green Gardener

  4. Shirley (verified owner)

    I was quite sceptical about these as they are so tiny. I needn’t have worried. A week later the larvae are whoppers and quickly devouring the aphids. I’m so impressed that I’m ordering some more of these.

  5. Karen Hort

    Received ladybird lava and release bag today, prompt delivery. Unsure whether the release bag should be left open or the string pulled closed when hanging in the tree.

    • Jon

      Hi there – pull it closed but not all the way so the larvae can crawl out to start eating aphids. Kind regards Jon @ Green Gardener

  6. TESSA HALLTey (verified owner)

    What is the easiest way to get the larvae into the bags?

    • Jon

      Thanks for the message and honestly just tip them in. If they refuse to let go of the container you can pop the whole opened container in or tease the out with a small paint brush. Kind regards Jon @ Green Gardener

  7. Jane (verified owner)

    Our currant and gooseberry bushes were absolutely riddled with aphids. Two weeks after introducing the larvae, hardly any aphids remain. They may be tiny but they do an impressive job! Will definitely be ordering again.

  8. Patricia Clothier

    This is the first time I have used Ladybird larva and am so pleased that I’m ordering more. Was a bit surprised by how small they were but they grew very quickly.I noticed the ants that were farming the aphids attacking them.Can they survive this attack when small?

  9. Michael (verified owner)

    My ladybird larvae just arrived. I read the instructions which says I need to set glue bands around the trunk of my trees! I didn’t see that coming. How long will they cope with being in the fridge? or do I store them somewhere else until I get some glue bands?

    • Jon

      Thanks for the message and you only need a glue band if ants are a big problem – ants farm aphids for the honeydew they produce and will defend them from ladybirds. The larvae will keep for 3 days in the fridge or you can release them and position the glue band (available on the site) a few days later. Kind regards Jon @ Green Gardener

  10. Simon (verified owner)

    5 stars. Bought the larvae in June for a very bad infestation of aphids on a relatively young rambling rose. After hanging the bag nothing much happened for a few days then noticed the small larvae emerging. Very quickly they were working their way around the plant cleaning up all the aphids, while growing in size. They did a great job. Will be getting some more next year.

    We are now in late summer and the rose leaves are being eaten to pieces, I think by sawfly larvae. Would the ladybird larvae have helped with those if I had re-introduced them before the sawfly larvae took hold?

    • Jon

      Thanks for the message and ladybirds will take very small / young caterpillars so they would have helped but normally to control sawfly caterpillars, Nemasys Fruit and Veg nematodes are much more effective. Kind regards Jon @ Green Gardener

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