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Ladybird House

Nature lovers will enjoy this unusual gift. Give your plants natural protection with this charming silver birch ladybird house.

It provides a safe environment for up to 100 ladybirds to hibernate, breed, and eat.

Each ladybird eats up to 80 greenfly per day – that’s 8000 less greenfly feasting on your plants everyday! You can easily position the house in the most suitable position in your garden.

Height: 285 mm x Width: 140 mm x Depth: 100 mm

Weight: 0.84 kg

This item is available for Express Delivery - next working day, if ordered before 12 noon (excluding weekends)

Price: £14.50

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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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