Savage Garden, attack of the killer ladybirds

aphidladybirdA tale of life and death in the garden as aphids and lady birds battle for survival in the hot summer sun on their swan plant universe. Resources are at a premium. The swan plant starts the food chain and it all ends horribly for aphids. Aphids, ladybirds, ladybird larvae and caterpillars are unaffected by the deadly cardenolide glycosides stockpiled in swan plant leaves as a chemical deterrent to predators.

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