MightyBug - Ladybird Larvae
MightyBug - Ladybird Larvae
MightyBug - Ladybird Larvae

Andermatt Home & Garden

MightyBug - Ladybird Larvae

Sale price£28.85
Size:Small 10sqm (100 larvae)

(Subscription option lasts for 12 weeks - 3 x 4 weekly deliveries)

*MightyBugs are dispatched on Thursdays.

MightyBug – Ladybird larvae contains the natural predator the two spotted ladybird (Adalia bipunctata) which hunts and eats aphids. The ladybird larvae cannot fly, they will walk around the plants searching for aphids (greenfly and blackfly) which are typically found hidden on the underside of leaves or at the growing points on a wide range of garden flowering, fruit and vegetable plants. Ladybirds are the most well know beneficial insect and friend to the gardener. Easy to identify and veracious hunter and eater, ladybird larvae consume even more aphids than adult ladybirds and can rapidly control an outbreak of aphids on a plant. Ladybird larvae will eat a wide range of aphid species which can be useful if you have aphid problems on a number of different plants which may be different types of aphid, or do not know which aphid species is causing the problem.  

Ladybirds are fairly generalist predators and as well as eating aphids, they will also feed on other soft bodies pest insects such as thrips and spider mites. Although control of these other pests is a bonus and ladybirds should not be relied upon alone to control these other pest insects, and if thrips and spider mite are causing the problem pest insect specific biologicals should be used.  

MightyBug – Ladybird larvae come in containers along with buckwheat, a carrier material which is used to keep the small ladybird larvae safe during transport and give them somewhere to hide. Ladybird larvae will be small on arrival and may be difficult to find hidden in the buckwheat. Once released they will feed and grow over approximately 4 weeks, as they grow they will develop their identifiable orange patches on their flanks. The ladybirds in the MightyBug – Ladybird larvae are simple to apply by either pouring over the plant leaf surfaces or adding to a MightyBug Distribution Box and then left with no maintenance required.  

MightyBug – Ladybird larvae should be applied at a rate of 10 larvae per square meter. 

One pack treats either 10 or 25 square meters depending on pack size. 

  • MightyBug – Ladybird larvae containing 100 larvae treats 10m sqm 
  • MightyBug – Ladybird larvae containing 250 larvae treats 25m sqm 


When is it best to use?















Ladybird larvae MightyBugs require temperatures of 12-13°C to be active. In unheated greenhouses or plants grown outdoors, this would typically mean it is suitable for use April to October. In heated greenhouses or indoors it can be used year-round as long as temperatures are suitable and there are pest aphids available to eat.

As well as the correct temperature, it is important that the ladybird prey (aphids) are present on the plants when the ladybird larvae are used. If there are no aphids on the plants for the ladybirds to eat, the ladybird larvae will eat each other.  

Customer Reviews

Based on 1 review
Perfect little predators

While I'm still working on naturally attracting ladybirds into my garden, it was great to get a helping hand by buying some in. Several of my plants were covered in aphids and after I'd let these little guys go, the aphids were all gone in a matter of days. Perfect, safe solution for pest control (even better if you release them in a greenhouse where you can keep the adult ladybirds on your plants to carry on the good work).

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