Lady Bug (beetle)
Lady beetle (Hippodamia convergens) laboratory-bred
- Aphids (Cherry-Oat Aphid, Foxglove Aphid, Green Peach Aphid, Melon Aphid, Potato Aphid, and other aphid species)
- Other soft-bodied pests
- 16-28ºC and humidity of over 50%.
Tips & Tricks
- One lady beetle can feed on 500-800 aphids in its lifetime!
- Lady beetles will only stay on the plant as long as there is food available for them (aphids, pollen, other soft-bodied pests, etc), once the food is gone the lady beetles will fly away to other plants. So only apply lady beetles if you've spotted an aphid colony.
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The lady bugs all died in a matter of days, despite following all directions, and even while they were alive they wouldn’t stay anywhere near my spidermite infested plants. They clung to my windows and provided no benefit. I called growliv and left a message to ask questions, but never received a call back.
While lady beetles are aggressive aphid predators, they cannot survive on a spider mite diet alone. When lady beetles don’t have the required food, they tend to either fly away in search for food or starve and die. A predator such as Persimilis may have been a better choice for spider mite control.
As a biocontrol producer we guarantee live delivery but cannot guarantee efficacy or survival of the predators since we have no control over how they are stored and/or released on to the crop. Next time please reach out to us and we can help you decide on a natural enemy that works best for your pest issue.
Just within a week I am already seeing amazing results. I am so impressed and beneficial insects are my way to deal with pests now. Try them out!
Will be buying more if I see more aphids.
Received these alive and well, I am in BC. I purchased these for scale insects. Unfortunately, it's been a week and the ladybugs are not touching the scales.
Ordered the lady bugs in Jan. Arrived quickly and communication with company is great!