Nectar-rich sedums are also a favourite with ladybirds, lacewings
and hoverflies, are easy to grow, will tolerate poor conditions and are great in containers
Organic farmers and growers purchase lacewings
as eggs or larvae to protect crops from aphids and mites.
Rincon-Vitova raises its own lacewings
and some ladybugs in shipping containers on site, but sees itself as more than just a supplier of beneficial insects.
Lovejoy loves to plant borage to attract the aptly named aphid lions, the offspring of lacewings
Backyard wildlife, after all, includes gardeners' best friends-- lacewing
larvae, which can consume 200 to 400 aphids before adulthood, birds that dine on all manner of garden bugs, and beneficial insects that go after pesty ones.
Hoverflies, ladybirds and lacewings
will all gobble up aphids and bring the problem under control.
Ladybird beetles and lacewings
are particularly efficient predators.
Yellow fever Plant yellow-coloured flowering plants such as the poached egg plant, marigolds and sunflowers and you will attract pest-eating predators like hoverflies, ladybirds and lacewings
Coenagrionidae: Odonata); lady beetles, Coccinella septempunctata Linnaeus (Coccinellidae: Coleoptera); green lacewings
, Chrysoperla carnea (Stephens) (Chrysopidae: Neuroptera); ants (Formicidae: Hymenoptera); wasps, Ichneumons sp.
A growing body of research has shown the importance of releasing green lacewings
as control agents for the management of pests, including thrips (Carvalho & Souza 2000).
Disperse them with a jet of water from a hose or pick them off, and encourage their natural predators such as ladybirds, lacewings
and hoverflies by planting nectar-producing and pollen-rich plants.
Encourage the insects that feed on them, such as ladybirds, hoverflies and lacewings
by growing their favourite flowers - poached-egg plants and pot marigolds.
Disperse them with a jet of water from a hose or pick them off, and encourage natural predators such as ladybirds, lacewings
and hoverflies by planting nectar-producing and pollen-rich plants such as the poached egg plant (Limnanthes douglasii).
GIANT plant pots and mini hibernation homes for ladybirds and lacewings
were the order of the day when children got stuck in to activities at Garden Organic Ryton.
Many are also useful predators - ladybirds and lacewings
will help by eating greenfly