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I found some small white eggs on a young lupin and beside them were some little bugs that appeared to be reddish-brown with some markings on them. Has anyone got any ideas at all? Thanks


Small bugs may from the description be ladybird larvae-can you post a photo?- it would help


Hi Maggie-1, type "ladybird larvae image" into google - do the insects look like that?  If so, leave them alone as they will be eating the aphids (which is probably what the small white 'eggs' may be.)

Many thanks for your replies, ladybirds were my first thought, they look like a shortened version of the larvae, but the eggs are very white, all of the references I have found say that the eggs are yellow.  I'll try to keep an eye on them. Sorry, no photo, I really must learn how to do that!

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