Saturday, June 27, 2009

Ladybugs... the rescue!

As predicted, we are being inundated with aphids. They have covered the zuchinni and the cucumbers and are starting in on the melons. We've even found them on tomatoes. For the first few days of the infestation I just washed them off with the hose and waited for the cavalry...which has finally arrived.

Hopefully in time :)

Pupa stage...

...Larva, which actually eat the most aphids...

...and the adult Lady bug.

So if you see these little creatures in your garden....let 'em alone, they have work to do!

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