6 Dec 2010

Ladybirds

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 2:22 pm on 6 December 2010

Legend has it that one of the most loved creatures from the insect world, the red and black ladybird, can bring you good luck. But luck is not shinning on the ladybirds in the Manawatu - they are dying by the thousands after an unusally dry November. One homeowner in the Cloverlea area said she returned home one day to find hundreds of dead ladybirds on her windowsill and carpet. Professor of ecology at Lincoln University Steve Wratten explains it for us.