Tuesday, February 12, 2008


Steve's Video Of The Day: Not So "Ladylike"!

"Ladybugs" are an amazing "adaptation" of nature. A very "unaerodynamic" shape, but quite a good flyer considering, beating it's wings 85 times per second! Ladybugs are also the most popular and widely used beneficial insects for commercial crop and home garden use. Ladybugs are capable of consuming up to 50 to 60 aphids per day, their favourite food, but will also eat a variety of other insects and larvae including scales, mealy bugs, leaf hoppers, mites, and various types of soft-bodied insects. Ladybugs are one of the most active flying predators, searching from dawn to dusk for food. I remember last year when I was flying from Pine Dock, there was a "ladybyug boom". They were everywhere, even inside the buildings, beautiful spotted "reds and yellows". Knowing the benefits ladybugs provide, I used extra caution trying not to "squish" too many. Anyways, a ladybug is a very "beneficial" flyer, but did you also know they can be "smart-asses"? Check this out............

VIDEO - Not So "Ladylike"!

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