Re: NANFA-- ladybugs

Pete Liptrot (
Wed, 12 Mar 2003 09:20:45 -0000

>Is there some kind of 7-year ladybug cycle, or do they just like the

They do follow a cycle, at least over here in the UK, closely tied to aphid
populations. The last big one I remember was in 1976, but there have been
minor ones since. I assume the widespread use of ever more evil pesticides
has an effect on such things. No aphid boom, no Ladybird boom the next year.
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