Sunday, 25 May 2008

Lacewing Hotel

Did you know that lacewing moths eat aphids in large quantities? I didn't till yesterday. Certainly one to welcome in the garden!

They need somewhere to shelter in winter so we have made them their very own hotel from recycled junk. You can buy fancy hibernation boxes from sites such as this but I'm sure ours will do the job just as well.

Apparently you hang them in low trees from about August time. Mustn't forget!

1 comment:

Mom Unplugged said...

How interesting!! I did know that lacewings ate aphids, but I have not heard of a lacewing hotel. Very clever. Let us know if it works and you see more lacewings next spring!