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tinosa Aug 24, 2007 12:16 AM

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While sorting through my summer pics I found these.
I had ordred a bag of ladybug EGGS for my garden. When they arrived I was surprized to find it full of already hatched lady bugs!
I grabbed the camera and waited for them to emerge into the light of day for the first time.

tinosa Aug 24, 2007 12:17 AM

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a closer look

Hank355 Aug 24, 2007 1:37 AM

Love the pics! So... why the ladybugs, what do they do for your garden? Curious, b/c I have a place in the Catskill Mountains and every year there is an infestation of ladybugs, but being it is only a summer residence, I just have window sills of dead ladybugs to vacuum up. Just wondering what they are good for. Awesome pics!

robass Aug 24, 2007 3:28 AM

Tinosa , very interested to find out , do you get them in a mail order catalogue or from a pet store . very nice pics though .

d-sr Aug 24, 2007 6:15 AM

Nice shots tinosa. How long did these stay in your garden? I've read that they fly off down wind almost immediately.


happy_peasant Aug 24, 2007 7:40 AM

Nice shots. Not to mention one of the more attention grabbing titles (at least to me) I have seen in awhile.

tinosa Aug 24, 2007 3:50 PM

Thanks for taking the time to view and comment.

Hank: Ladybugs are general predators that feed on a variety of slow-moving insects like aphids, moth eggs, mites,
leafhoppers, and mealybugs. With your plentiful supply,you may want to try a summer garden.

d-sr: You are correct, after a couple of days I haven't seen a single one.

Robass: I got them thru mail order, I wouldn't do it again 'cause they disperse way beyond my garden. I take comfort
in knowing they are helping some gardens somewhere.

Steve: Glad I could entice you to take a peek.

rafinmelb Aug 24, 2007 7:16 PM

How interesting. You can get just about anything mail order. :-).

Nice shots.

tcook Aug 24, 2007 9:20 PM

One way to get some great shots of Ladybugs. I have thought about buying a bag of them myself.

happy_peasant Aug 24, 2007 9:54 PM

tcook wrote:

One way to get some great shots of Ladybugs. I have thought about buying a bag of them myself.
Speaking of great ladybug shots, there was a yellow one in the yard yesterday, and of course the camera was in the house. By the time I got it she had crawled into f phlox head and was not to be seen. Would have been a great shot though.

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