Posted: 11/07/2016 at 16:06
Don't move the ladybird larvae - they are in the right place for them - you cannot make that sort of decision like the adult ladybirds did when they laid their eggs.
The larvae will turn into ladybirds very soon. You are so very lucky to have them - they will keep the number of aphids down in your garden.
I have never known them to eat leaves, and I cannot find any reference online to them eating leaves.
I think it must be something else eating the leaves.
Do you have any wood pigeons about - they love eating lovely soft tree leaves.