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grizzly 

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Found these little ladies having a get together on the inside of a wbc lift this morning, nowt amazing just made me smile so thought id share it.

WBC's do have extra uses in helping other wildlife it would seem.
 

the naked beekeeper 

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Nicer than the snails, slugs, earwigs or woodlice I only seem to find!

Great little insects for aphid control.
 

grizzly 

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Well thats a bugger then, now i feel like I'm harbouring a criminal.
 

Gardenbees 

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Yep, harlequin ladybirds. They're under the roof of my long hive, and nestling in the corners of the insulation eke on my National. Beautiful things, but with a strong tendency to hibernate in vast numbers (you got off lightly: they can gather in tens of thousands at a time!!). I'm rather fond of them, but they are extremely predatory and, whilst so far they haven't had too heavy an impact, their success doesn't bode well for our humble, plain-spotted garden ladybirds. ;)Mind you, they hoovered my roses clean of aphids pretty much the same day they arrived, so I can't complain about that!
 

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