Looking to Purchase Lady beetle (bug) eggs

Windycity_gardener(z5 Chicago, IL)May 10, 2004

Does anyone have a link or lead of anyone who sells healthy ladybeetle eggs. I understand they are most productive at pest control during the Larvea phase, and would like to get a card of eggs. SO I can benefit from the early stages.

Does any one have experience raising lady beetles? any thoughts or comments.

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Clare(z6 MO)

Here is a source I found by selecting "beneficial insects" on the drop down menu at the Merchants' Bazaar area of GardenWeb. I imagine you have already noticed that your question has elicited a pertinent ad from Google on the right hand side of this thread.

Here is a link that might be useful: No Thyme Productions

    Bookmark   May 11, 2004 at 10:26PM
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MikeR_(z5a CO)

Most ladybeetles sold in North America are collected as adults so you won't find larva or eggs for sale. I don't know of anyone raising ladybeetles for sale. There was a company called Entomos in Florida that was raising a different species of ladybeetle (the ladybeetle you will find on the commercial market is the Convergent ladybeetle, Hippodamia convergens) for sale, but I see that their website no longer exists.

    Bookmark   May 12, 2004 at 10:45AM
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Please check the following site. If you are energetic, you may be able to solve this problem yourself by next summer.

Here is a link that might be useful: Producing Hippodamia convergens eggs and larva

    Bookmark   July 16, 2004 at 12:05PM
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