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What plants attract Lady birds?



Plants covered in aphids! Not as daft as it sounds as both adults and larvae feed on aphids and don't visit flowers per say as they are not interested in nectar or pollen.

5 Apr, 2010


To be honest, I wish I knew the answer as I have still a small infestation of red spider mite on my Sollya heterophylla.
We have found quite a few inside the reed like stems of the shrimp plant as we cut back last years growth this weekend.
I'll be watching for constructive answers with interest as well.

5 Apr, 2010


Oh funny!!!!! ha ha ha. Actually I saw one today with a couple of bees

5 Apr, 2010


Meanie perhaps when it gets warmer we will see some!! I know you can buy them if you have a greenhouse. But I don't have one of those!

5 Apr, 2010


as fractal said only their food will attract them. they are carnivores and feed on all members of the aphid family.

5 Apr, 2010


i find loads on my anthemis punctata....

6 Apr, 2010


Thanks Sandra I will add them to my list

6 Apr, 2010


globe artichokes get lots of aphids and they dont seam to hurt the plant.

7 Apr, 2010

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