Visiting mum’s vegetable garden to pick some broad beans, and how lucky was I to spot this colour co-ordinated ladybird larva and pansy together.
Ladybird larvae come in all sorts of colours, and look nothing like the cute cartoon adult ladybirds they become. These are straight out of a sci-fi movie, built to eliminate aphids by the hundreds .
This guide is available from the Field Studies Council for only £3. Think I might get one!