After the blog two weeks ago about the work of thrushes, toads and ladybirds on an organic farm devouring aphid and other bugs, we have seen a lot more ladybirds on all our crops. Farm manager, Rob Stoner, even managed to photograph the different stages in the lifecycle of the ladybug or ladybird.
The eggs are laid on green grass leaves and, after 3 to 7 days hatch into larvae. They stay in this stage for 21 days or so before spending 5 to 7 days in the pupae stage. They then hatch into the ladybirds that we all recognise and which do so much good to our plants.
Let’s hope we see more of these beautiful and industrious creatures !