My first sighting of this little candy-coated jewel was when I caught it, or rather they, having scandalous affairs in the lettuce. The excitement was probably creepy (taking the photo was definitely creepy), but there's good reason for my delight.
|instagram friends might have already seen this cheeky photo, wit wooh!|
Lady beetles are aphid munching machines and their arrival confirms that my companion gardening is working. Now all I'm waiting for is bees!
In other gardening news there will be delicious tomatoes very, very soon...
2 weeks until thesis due date aka sewing-fest-2012!
More information on the lady beetle: Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife (great source!), Ladybirds of Australia, eHow (Plants that attract lady beetles).