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A ladybird larvae on a bamboo cane in the 2016 Sweet Pea Trials area.

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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.

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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.

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A Ladybird larvae residing on a cordon grown Lathyrus odoratus stem. Pictured during my 2016 Sweet Pea Trial.

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A variety of different spiders helped to control the number of aphids found on the Sweet Pea plants during the 2016 Sweet Pea Trial.

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A ladybird resting on a Lathyrus odoratus leaf that has a covering of powdery mildew.

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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.

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Ladybird eggs on the underside of a Lathyrus odoratus leaf. Pictured during my 2016 Sweet Pea Trial.

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One of the ladybirds spotted during the 2016 Sweet Pea trial.

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