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City council put ladybirds against aphids in the lime trees
Nieuwpoort is The new lime trees in the heraangelegde elm street, Oostendestraat and on the market Square in Newport are popular with aphids. To fight takes the city an army of insects: ladybugs.

“In total hiding, we in the lime trees in the city centre 55 cotton bags with each bag approximately 100 larvae,” explains landscape architect Alain Capelle. “Ladybugs are natural cleaners. Thanks to their larvae, we may have the aphids on an organic way to fight. Moreover, other useful insects to live and that would not be the case if we were to use insecticides.” Aphids especially in the spring, it is a real pest. “These are small plant eating insects that juices from the leaves suck because a lot of contain sugars. The excess sugar to separate them and that sticky substance is popularly known as honeydew,” says Capelle. “We chose the tweestippige ladybug, because this species is the most aphids feed. The adult animals lay 30 to 50 eggs per day. After 4 to 8 days to hatch, and the larvae in search of aphids.”

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