Aphid Lions on the Loose
Ladybugs are an aphids worst nightmare. Why? And what in the world is an aphid? Check out the first page above for the answers.
If farmer’s enemy is the aphid- what might his best friend look like? How about tiny orange with black spots? Where might a farmer go for help? Check out page above for your answer!
Ladybugs are called aphid lions because……..? Harvesters collect ladybugs and sell them to the farmers because it is much cheaper than buying chemicals to kill the aphids. But what sort of nasty and dangerous insect sleeps amongst the aphid lions?
Next time you visit the plant nursery- ask your parents if you can see the ladybugs in the frig! Read why they need to be kept cold!
There are over 4,000 different species of ladybugs all over our world. In one lifetime scientists say on an average, one ladybug gobbles some 5,000 aphids. Can you find out how long one ladybug lives? With your parent’s approval heck into online for the answer.