Saturday, 9 July 2011

Dealing with Aphids

I love this picture of predatory insects in action! The red ants and the ladybird larva are doing their best to clear up the aphids on our broad beans!
Whenever we find ladybirds or their larvae on site we drop them onto our broad beans as aphids simply can't resist them.

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Please leave a comment. I'm very pleased to receive corrections or confirmations of my identification of the creatures we've spotted on the allotment.