'Fruity ladybird...'

'Fruity ladybird...'

Close-up of Harlequin ladybird (Harmonia axyridis) snacking on a sultana. Some people might not know that ladybirds will quite happily eat non acidic fruit such as raisins and sultanas, as this one is here; as long as they are softened first. It helps to replenish their fat reserves for Winter when there are no aphids around.
Ref:
Date:
21/11/09
Location:
Bedhampton near Portsmouth
Photographer:
Neil Wolfe
'Fruity ladybird...'

'Fruity ladybird...'

Close-up of Harlequin ladybird (Harmonia axyridis) snacking on a sultana. Some people might not know that ladybirds will quite happily eat non acidic fruit such as raisins and sultanas, as this one is here; as long as they are softened first. It helps to replenish their fat reserves for Winter when there are no aphids around.
Ref:
Date:
21/11/09
Location:
Bedhampton near Portsmouth
Photographer:
Neil Wolfe