Back to those ladybugs! What is so great about these voracious eaters is that they eat the problem children of your garden: scaly insects, mealybugs, mites and aphids.They also require a pollen source as supplemental food.
|From Left: Coreopsis, Scented Geraniums, Dandelions|
Many cultures consider ladybugs lucky. In many countries, including Russia, Turkey and Italy, the sight of a ladybug means you get a wish, or a sign that a wish may soon be granted. The following states have chosen the ladybug as their official state insect: Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio and Tennessee.
We were very blessed to have a ladybug invasion and mass birthing a few years ago. Our trees looked like they had tiny red freeways running up and down their trunks.
Soon they took flight, a beautiful thing to watch as they flew to their new destination in the sun.