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Ladybird luncheon

By dflory  
Photographing a bit of carnage in the garden. This series is a ladybird larvae (Hippodamia spp) munching on some black aphids (aphis gosippii). This is a fairly simple example of Biological Pest Control, practised by a very large proportion of the UKs (and Europe's) commercial fruit and salad producers. UK supermarkets actually require it, and the use of pesticides in protected cropping is much lower than most people think.

Tags: Close-up and macro Aphids Ladybird insect macro closeup Ladybird larvae

Voters: Owdman, RonDM, KarenFB and 22 more


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KarenFB Plus
15 5.7k 183 England
24 Jun 2021 10:29AM
A brilliant set, studying the behaviour of a Harlequin Ladybird larvae (Harmonia axyridis)! It's amazing what you can find, if only you look! Smile
24 Jun 2021 11:12AM
Great series, nature is amazing.
Sylvia
TrevBatWCC Plus
13 13 19 England
24 Jun 2021 3:06PM
An excellent sequence of close-ups of it lunching, David 🐛😃👍
Trev 😀

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