Ladybird Larvae for use under-glass
We supply native British Ladybird Larvae in packs of 50 ready for release in onto pest infected plants. Ladybirds are the best known beneficial insect and have a huge appetite for pests i.e Aphids, Mealy Bug, Scale etc, so they ideal for clearing heavy infestations of pests in greenhouses / conservatories. 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. Also included are 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. Supplied in packs of 50 ready for release. Ladybirds are available between March and August each year.
Ladybirds are the best known beneficial insect and have a huge appetite for pests, so they can be used for clearing heavy infestations of pests i.e. aphids, scale and mealy bug in greenhouses / conservatories. Each ladybird larvae will eat thousands of pests each before turning into an adult ladybird and dispersing. At this point, the relevant bio-control can be introduced to give on-going pest control if needed :-
- Introduce Aphidius to give on-going aphid control.
- Introduce Phytoseiulus / Amblyseius Andersonii to give on-going red spider mite control.
- Introduce Cryptolaemus to give on-going mealybug control.
Ladybird Larvae – Green Gardener only supplies British Adalia bipunctata ladybirds – we do NOT supply Harlequin ladybirds. As our Ladybird larvae are supplied as larvae, they are ideal for releasing directly onto plants heavily infected with pests – 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 infected plants. Available from March to August each year in packs of 50 ready for release in the garden.
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.