Luck be a Ladybird

imageVisiting 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!

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