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Ladybird Food Attractant

Ladybird food attractant help encourage these natural garden predators, whilst reducing chemical use in the garden!

Beneficial insects like ladybirds (which eat aphids, scale insects, mealy bugs and spider mites) can be encouraged using this food/attractant into a garden area or use with our Ladybird Tower.

Children will love watching the ladybirds feeding and counting how many spots each one has, they could keep a record on how many come each day at a certain time.

Ladybird food is non toxic and not harmful to the environment.

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Price: £4.50

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Ladybird food is non toxic and not harmful to the environment

Contents: A small tube of liquid, a third full. Only need to use a little bit of liquid at a time so this tube will last a long time.

Apart from these largely beneficial species, there are a few herbivorous ladybirds which feed exclusively on the leaves and shoots of plants leaves and shoots of plants.

The bright colouring of ladybirds - generally red or yellow with black spots - is thought to have a defensive function, by warning would be predators, like insectivorous birds, that the beetles are distasteful. When disturbed or handled most ladybirds discharge drops of a bitter, pungent fluid from leg joints and other parts of the body - a habit known as 'reflex-bleeding'.

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From early Spring onward Preparation: Food will last up to four months; keep cool and dry and mix a small amount with a drop of water in a saucer and smear on feed area or onto Predator Box feed hole or surfaces

Ladybird food is non toxic and not harmful to the environment

FACTS

FIVE LADYBIRD FACTS:

  • There are nearly 100 species of ladybirds found in Europe and about 40 of these are resident in the British Isles
  • The largest of the native British species is the eyed ladybird (Anatis ocellata) found in conifer forests and plantations
  • There are some non-predatory ladybirds, like the yellow and black 22-spot ladybird (Psyllobora vigintiduopunctata) which eat the mildews and other microscopic fungi that grow on plant tissues and thus may help reduce the incidence of certain fungal diseases in plants
  • The bright colouring of ladybirds - generally red or yellow with black spots - is thought to have a defensive function, by warning would be predators, like insectivorous birds, that the beetles are distasteful.
  • When disturbed or handled most ladybirds discharge drops of a bitter, pungent fluid from leg joints and other parts of the body - a habit known as 'reflex-bleeding'.

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