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Alex_

  • Joined Jul 2016
7 spot ladybird larvae
« on: June 04, 2019, 08:44:40 am »
I had never seen one before, I had to get it identified online.
I thought i would share it here so others could see one. I hope this is a good sign and the garden is friendly for predator bugs
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Fleecewife

  • Joined May 2010
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Re: 7 spot ladybird larvae
« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2019, 12:36:27 pm »
That's a cracker Alex  :thumbsup: .  Sounds like your garden is attracting the right predators.  We had had several cold and miserable winters and our ladybirds (barnie bees for me) seemed to have disappeared, so last year I bought in some 2-spots, and they have reappeared this year, so we must have had some larvae too.  Do you know if 2-spot larvae are different to 7-spots?  I have certainly seen the type you posted, great to watch, voracious wee things  :hungry:
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Alex_

  • Joined Jul 2016
Re: 7 spot ladybird larvae
« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2019, 02:47:32 pm »
Yeah last year we had loads of snow and the garden did not do too well  so it was a nice surprise to see.

I think the 2 spot ones are grey -er. This has some photos https://ladybugplanet.com/ladybug-larvae-easy-guide-and-identifying-them-with-images/

 

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