Best Aphid Control: Great Photo!

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Best Aphid Control

By UtahMike
August 25, 2014

These are pictures I took this morning of the stages of the lady beetle life cycle.

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Name: Catherine
IN (Zone 5b)
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Aug 24, 2014 8:31 PM CST
Great Photo of the Before and After! Lady bugs are good for controlling Aphids. I hope you don't mind me adding this but The Lost Lady Bug Project is looking for people to collect Aphids. They send you a kit. It is for a good cause if anyone is interested in participating. I posted some links to the info here The thread "Do you have Aphids?" in Pests and Diseases forum.
"Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers." - Veronica A. Shoffstall
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Name: Vickie
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Aug 25, 2014 3:31 AM CST
I really didn't know that the lady bug had a larvae stage. I just never gave a thought about the lady bugs life cycle, but this has me interested in reading more about them.

Thank you for the pictures!
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Name: Caroline Scott
Calgary (Zone 4a)
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Aug 25, 2014 6:53 AM CST
Thanks for the pictures of a valuable beneficial insect.
They are good to have in the garden.
Some garden centers here are selling packages of lady bugs.
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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Aug 25, 2014 8:13 AM CST
Fantastic pictures, a good reference for those who aren't familiar with these beneficial little bugs in their larval state.

I love seeing them in my garden!!
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

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