A ladybird larvae on a bamboo cane in the 2016 Sweet Pea Trials area.
A marmalade hoverfly, also known by its scientific name of Episyrphus balteatus, laying eggs on a Lathyrus odoratus 'Misty' flower bud, that is covered by a vast colony of aphids.
Both adult ladybirds and their larvae predate on aphids, they are valuable allies for gardeners. This ladybird larvae was pictured on Lathyrus odoratus during the 2016 Sweet Pea Trial.
A Ladybird larvae residing on a cordon grown Lathyrus odoratus stem. Pictured during my 2016 Sweet Pea Trial.
A variety of different spiders helped to control the number of aphids found on the Sweet Pea plants during the 2016 Sweet Pea Trial.
A ladybird resting on a Lathyrus odoratus leaf that has a covering of powdery mildew.
A ladybird feasting on an aphid, that's part of a colony on the wigwam grown Lathyrus odoratus plants, grown for my 2016 Sweet Pea Trial.
Ladybird eggs on the underside of a Lathyrus odoratus leaf. Pictured during my 2016 Sweet Pea Trial.
Ladybirds mating on the 2016 Sweet Pea Trial bamboo canes.
One of the ladybirds spotted during the 2016 Sweet Pea trial.