My aphid annihilator

7 Jun

So, while stalking my veggie garden for creatures to photograph ( I should have been weeding instead) I found this little guy…

Ladybird Beetle

Ladybird Beetle

And besides being a lazy gardener, I’m a very uneducated one as well.  So, after I noticed a couple of my tomatoes had holes in them, I looked up whether these cute little buggers were to blame.  I found out that not only are they innocent but ladybugs actually EAT the guilty!  In their lifetime, these guys will eat up to 1,000 aphids-little bugs that suck the life force (sap) from your tomato plants!

So, I guess he’s staying…


One Response to “My aphid annihilator”

  1. entomacrographic April 18, 2014 at 9:01 am #

    Is ‘cute little buggers’ an american or australian term of endearment? Over here we say ‘rather endearing little chaps’.

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