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Old Aug 24, 2007, 1:16 AM   #1
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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.
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Old Aug 24, 2007, 1:17 AM   #2
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Old Aug 24, 2007, 2:37 AM   #3
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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!
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Old Aug 24, 2007, 4:28 AM   #4
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Tinosa , very interested to find out , do you get them in a mail order catalogue or from a pet store . very nice pics though .
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Old Aug 24, 2007, 7:15 AM   #5
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Nice shots tinosa. How long did these stay in your garden? I've read that they fly off down wind almost immediately.

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Nice shots. Not to mention one of the more attention grabbing titles (at least to me) I have seen in awhile.
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Old Aug 24, 2007, 4:50 PM   #7
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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.
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How interesting. You can get just about anything mail order. :-).

Nice shots.
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Old Aug 24, 2007, 10:20 PM   #9
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One way to get some great shots of Ladybugs. I have thought about buying a bag of them myself.
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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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