They’re here – one of my least favourite signs of Summer.
I saw a Greenfly with wings (i.e. full adult) perched on a rose stem this afternoon.
All very well to see only one, but I already suspected that round the next leaf corner would be some of its disgusting, pesky aphid offspring.
Yep … there they were… in all their diabolical glory.
But, some of you more alert viewers may have noticed from the first picture there were other creatures in the neighbourhood … and rumour has it that these particular creatures like to feast on aphids.
Now I know it’s wrong to interfere with the laws of Nature, but I couldn’t help myself. I was compelled to collect a couple from a nearby bush and put that theory to the test. And the results are now in ….
Ladybirds love to eat greenfly aphids.
© Alice through the Macro Lens