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15/10/2013 at 19:31

Many of us noticed the lack of ladybirds all summer.

Today i visited our local park and noticed a seat covered with green fly and ladybirds.

All mixed large, small, black, red , orange, two spot, ten spot  harliquin and the strange babys.

I was fasinated watching them  for some time all mingled together and hurrying around.

But i did not see one green fly be eaten, not one!!!

What was going on??

15/10/2013 at 20:12

I've never seen anything like that Patty. 

KEF
15/10/2013 at 20:17

Neither have I. Bet it was fascinating.

I found more ladybirds when I removed my runner beans than I've seen all summer. Re- housed them on nearby plants.

15/10/2013 at 20:21

No idea patty, think I've seen  one  ladybird all year A few years ago I was staying with a friend and the bedroom for some reason was full of them, never understood that.

Maybe they in are in someway getting ready for winter? Don't know anything about their lifecyle, but maybe in some way they were getting ready for Winter?

15/10/2013 at 20:21

Lucky you KEF

15/10/2013 at 20:23

Noticed quite a few ladybirds on the outside of ladybird house today,does this mean they are about to move in ? I hope so.

Or, they know we are supposed to have a hard winter,and are preparing

16/10/2013 at 10:39

Our globe artichokes were covered in ladybird larvae, so we couldn't harvest some of them

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