Saturday, 27 December 2008

Aliens To The Rescue

We have left a couple of giant Coriander plant to go to seed. Doc wants to keep the seeds to grind up to use in his curries...yum!

Unfortunately they have become infested with Aphids...it seems to be a good year for them this year!

The great news is that not only have the Ladybirds (Coccinella transversalis) come to the rescue (again)...but they've been breeding these alien creatures to help eat the aphids.

These strange looking fellows are the 'baby' larvae and can eat up to 100 aphids each day so it shouldn't take this lot long to clear up those aphids on the coriander!

If I had chosen to spray the aphids I would have destroyed all the Ladybirds (Ladybugs) as well and would never had seen this next generation of these wonderful creatures.

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