Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Aphids and ladybirds

Here we are in mid-July and the orchard is being well looked after by the team of waterers. On 30th June I posted about 'friendly' invertebrates that like to gobble up aphids. I included photos of ladybird larvae,hover fly and lacewing larvae.I am pleased to report that the Cox's Orange Pippin, which was suffering from aphid attack, is recovering thanks to predatory insects. London Orchard Project have just posted a tale of the evil aphids and the aphid hunters so I want to share it. http://thelondonorchardproject.wordpress.com/2013/07/16/the-story-of-the-evil-aphid-army-and-how-they-tried-to-take-over-an-orchard/

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