Latin name: Hippodamia convergens
These are Native Ladybugs. Excellent for greenhouse use . Outdoor releases of Ladies that have broken hibernation are available from June through September.
Ladybugs are an excellent beneficial insect. Native ladybugs do not bite nor do they go into your home. The only eat aphids and other soft bodied pest insects and insect eggs. Adults are orange and black beetles that feed on aphids, mites, scales, thrips, whiteflies and beneficial insect food. Adult ladies feed primary at night and lay eggs. Eggs are white or yellow ovals and are laid in clusters on the undersides of your leaves. It is the larvae, having no wings that remain on your plants keeping control of pests. Larvae are black and orange alligator shaped. Both the adult and larvae stage are great general pest controllers. Look not for the ladies but to see your pest problems disappear.
RELEASE RATE: 1000 Ladybugs covers 50m. sq. (550 ft. sq.), Half Pint covers 275m. sq. (3000ft. sq.), Pint covers 600m. sq.(6500ft. sq.), Quart covers 1400m. sq. (15000ft. sq.) When you release more ladybugs they will cover a bigger area, through dispersion.
SPECIAL NOTES: Upon receipt place your 'Ladies' in the fridge and release only in the evening. Be sure to water the area before releasing your ladybugs. Placing a small dish of water in your garden will help keep not only ladybugs but native insects close to your plants especially in the heat of the summer.
Note: BENEFICIAL INSECTS - must be ordered by Thursday for shipping the following Tuesday
(Exceptions : Ladybugs and Praying Mantis - usually stock Items check product for availability)