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Make your own Lacewing Shelter

By Heather 12 years ago

I really like Beansprouts blog by Melanie Rimmer and she suggests that if you dont want to buy your own Lacewing shelter that you make you own, which I think is a great idea. Here's her instructions - which indeed are very similar to what Ricardo will make on Family Day here on the farm on August 15th.

In case you have any doubts of the value of lacewings in your garden - the female lacewing lays about 300 eggs, and each developing larva eats between 1000 and 10,000 aphids in its lifetime.

(and they look pretty cool too) Here's a photo from Mark Eccleston...check out his fabbbbtastic blog here..