Ladybirds & Lacewings

Ladybirds and lacewing larvae are the gardener’s friends. They like nothing more than eating up many plant destroying aphids and the mould enticing ‘honeydew’ that aphids leave behind, providing natural protection for our vegetable crops and flower beds.

A ladybird’s habitat in nature tends to be small shrubs, trees and grass. Most species can be found everywhere in the U.K as long as there is a good food supply. Sheltered areas such as dense vegetation, under tree bark, and garden sheds are prime locations for hibernation. They can often be found, in these sites, huddled together in large groups to over-winter.

Ladybirds require a source of pollen for food as they do not just feed on aphids. Planting flowers and herbs such as geraniums, marigolds, dill, parsley, and thyme will help attract and provide the ladybirds in your garden. Placing a ladybird house or habitat, much like the ones below, within a flower bed. Will act as a source of shelter during summer months and suitable lodgings for hibernation ready for the following year.

Ladybirds & Lacewings
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Original Ladybird Tower
Friendly Bug Barn
Ladybird Food/Attractant Wildlife World
Ladybird & Insect Lodge
Field Guide - Ladybirds
Education Triangle a.k.a. Crittacabin
Insect Study Centre
Giant Bug & Bee Biome
Minibeast HQ
Urban Insect Hotel
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