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Live Adult Ladybirds – Organic Aphid Pest Control x 25 Adults

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Adult Ladybirds – Organic Aphid Pest Control (25 Adults)

Identifying Aphids

Aphids may be better known as greenfly or blackfly. Almost any crop can be infested with them and they are particularly common. This pest family is one of the biggest on the allotment.
The most common signs that you have Aphids are:
- Leaf Distortion
- Leaf Yellowing
- Sticky upper-surface or leaves
- White skins on upper surface of leaves
- Sometimes, black sooty mould from sticky honeydew produced by aphids
Aphids can be active all year round but are most active at temperatures between 10°C and 35°C

How It Works

Ladybirds are the gardeners’ favourite for Aphid control! They do wonders in the garden or greenhouse! The adult and the larvae are completely ravenous and will eat any greenfly or blackfly in their path. The ladybirds we stock are the red, two-spotted ladybird, named Adalia Bipunctata – a native species to the UK.
Adult ladybirds can lay up to 50 yellow ladybird eggs a day under the leaves of plants and up to 1500 in their life to continue to cycle of natural pest control.
The larvae are a grey colour with orange markings and measure up to be roughly 0.5mm long, they are much more voracious than their parents.

How to use

Open the bottle cap and release the Ladybirds either first thing in the morning or last thing and night by gently scattering them over affected plants.
Make sure to release the ladybirds as soon as possible once they have arrived to avoid them eating each other in the bottle.

Apply ladybirds when the Aphids are present on plants. Make sure the temperature is above 10°C but try to keep it between 15°C and 20°C for best control.
Release from May to mid-August, they can be released earlier if they will be in a greenhouse, however, do not release them if there is any food around as they will either starve or eat each other.

PLEASE NOTE: Non-standard delivery rules apply to this product
Orders placed before 2pm Tuesday will be despatched on Wednesday first class post.
Orders placed before 2pm Friday will be despatched on Monday first class post.
Orders placed after 2pm Friday will be despatched on Tuesday, first class post.
Biologicals are sent on a separate delivery to other products

*Please note that we only deliver to UK mainland and mainland Scotland
We do not deliver to: Scottish Highlands & Islands, Ireland, Isle of Man, Channel Isles, Isle of Wight & Scilly Isles.

  • For the control of Aphids, sometimes better known as greenfly or blackfly.
  • The adult and the larvae are completely ravenous and will eat any greenfly or blackfly in their path.
  • Adult ladybirds can lay up to 50 yellow ladybird eggs a day under the leaves of plants and up to 1500 in their life to continue to cycle of natural pest control.
  • Release from May to mid-August, they can be released earlier if they will be in a greenhouse, however, do not release them if there is any food around as they will either starve or eat each other.
  • Make sure the temperature is above 10°C but try to keep it between 15°C and 20°C for best control.

Technical specifications

Aphid (Adalia bipunctata) Organic Pest Control Adaline B 25 Adults In a Vial
How it worksAdults and larvae feed on most types of aphid
Species controlledMost types of aphid
When to useApply as a curative
Rates of use2-10/m²