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 Any ideas what this is and more importantly how I can get rid of it?

nutcutlet

Looks like one of the burying beetles, they're on your side. carnivorous

fidgetbones

I think its a ladybird larvae. leave it, it gobbles aphids.

Dovefromabove

Whichever it is it's a Gardener's Friend and shouldn't be got rid of.

And have a look at this http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/22950923  Fascinating! 

Oops I've squashed one, thought because they look evil they were bad

I'll leave them alone, thank you!!

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Dovefromabove

Oh dear, what a shame - best not to judge books by their covers - good job you don't know what we look like LOL 

Definately ladybird larvae. The same ones were  on my uncles mock orange. They are at the half way stage.  Soon they will become adult ladybirds.

blackest

https://sphotos-a-ams.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc3/1150151_716305835061617_1516357378_n.jpg

 Here's  an actual baddy I think, a harlequin ladybird unfortunately an enemy to our native ladybirds (this one was spotted in Linconshire)

fidgetbones

I found two this morning, exactly the same. They were on the beans by the blackfly. The ladybird appears to be wriggling out of the backend of the larvae. There were empty larval cases nearby, so I assume this is the "hatching stage" or metamorphosis.

fidgetbones

 Larvae


 hatching


 


final product. another ladybird to eat all the aphids.
fidgetbones


 


 


 Some odd ladybirds about this year

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