Ladybird larvae - adalia bipunctata - 100

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Buy Ladybird larvae - adalia bipunctata - 100: <ul><b><li>Eco-friendly pest control</li><li>Simple to use</li><li>Indoor or outdoor use</li></b></ul><br>Live ladybird larvae are ferocious predators of aphids and greenfly - each larva of this native species (Adalia bipunctata) can consume up to 100 aphids every day!<br><br>Supplied in an easy-sprinkle bottle, these larvae will feed for up to three weeks before developing into adults, at which point they will continue to prey on the aphids plaguing your plants.<br><br>The larvae perform very well in greenhouses and polytunnels and can be released right at the site of infestations to get to work.<br><br>If you’re looking to tackle aphids on outdoor plants, ladybird larvae also tend to make a more reliable choice than adult ladybirds as they’ll stay roughly where you release them - not fly off to eat your neighbour’s aphids instead!<br><br>However, for maximum effectiveness, we recommend only using them outdoors in summer or when temperatures are appropriate. Larvae are most active in temperatures above 10°C, with best levels of control achieved above 15°C.<br><br>By opting for the larval stage, you get the benefit of multiple stages of development and a longer period of activity, making these little predators brilliant value for money. The lifespan of a ladybird in the wild is around 3 years, which makes for a lot of aphid lunches!<br><br>As a general guide we advise applying ladybird larvae at a rate of 10-20 per square metre, which equates to around 5 per medium plant.<br><br>Release larvae in the morning or evening by scattering over aphid hotspots, leaving the container open on the plant to let any stragglers make their way out naturally.

  • Eco-friendly pest control
  • Simple to use
  • Indoor or outdoor use

Live ladybird larvae are ferocious predators of aphids and greenfly - each larva of this native species (Adalia bipunctata) can consume up to 100 aphids every day!

Supplied in an easy-sprinkle bottle, these larvae will feed for up to three weeks before developing into adults, at which point they will continue to prey on the aphids plaguing your plants.

The larvae perform very well in greenhouses and polytunnels and can be released right at the site of infestations to get to work.

If you’re looking to tackle aphids on outdoor plants, ladybird larvae also tend to make a more reliable choice than adult ladybirds as they’ll stay roughly where you release them - not fly off to eat your neighbour’s aphids instead!

However, for maximum effectiveness, we recommend only using them outdoors in summer or when temperatures are appropriate. Larvae are most active in temperatures above 10°C, with best levels of control achieved above 15°C.

By opting for the larval stage, you get the benefit of multiple stages of development and a longer period of activity, making these little predators brilliant value for money. The lifespan of a ladybird in the wild is around 3 years, which makes for a lot of aphid lunches!

As a general guide we advise applying ladybird larvae at a rate of 10-20 per square metre, which equates to around 5 per medium plant.

Release larvae in the morning or evening by scattering over aphid hotspots, leaving the container open on the plant to let any stragglers make their way out naturally.

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