Where To Buy Ladybugs In South Africa

Coccinellidae is a widespread family of small beetles ranging in size from 0.8 to 18 mm. The family is commonly known as ladybugs in North America and ladybirds in Great Britain and other parts of the English-speaking world.

Where To Buy Ladybugs In South Africa


Address: 278 Main St, Jeppestown, Johannesburg, 2001, South Africa

Hours: Closed ⋅ Opens 9AM Fri

Phone: +27 11 463 5773

The Garden Shop Parktown

Address: 167 Jan Smuts Ave, Parktown North, Johannesburg, 2193, South Africa

Hours: Closed ⋅ Opens 8AM Fri

Phone: +27 11 447 2368.

Are there ladybugs in South Africa?

Not all ladybirds are welcome on South African shores. The Harlequin ladybird from Asia has spread rapidly across the country. Identified by an “M” or “W” on their heads, these predatory ladybirds out-compete our native species and in some cases feast on both indigenous ladybirds and their larvae.

What do lady bugs eat?


Most ladybugs voraciously consume plant-eating insects, such as aphids, and in doing so they help to protect crops.

Ladybugs lay hundreds of eggs in the colonies of aphids and other plant-eating pests. When they hatch, the ladybug larvae immediately begin to feed.

What’s the lifespan of a ladybug?

1 year

The life cycle of a ladybug (egg to mature adult) takes 4 to 8 weeks. As adults, most ladybugs live 1 year and can eat 5,000 aphids in their lifetime.

They also go through diapause or hibernate (up to 9 months) to survive the cold temperatures of winter (below 55 degrees).

How long do ladybugs live without food?

There are about 5,000 species of ladybugs all around the world. They can survive in practically any climate, and can live for up to 9 months without food! The most common species of ladybug in North America is the convergent ladybug (Hippodamia convergens).