My Garden, inundated this year with 1000's of predators, but I love 'em !
My native Frangipanis, were covered in them,
as were my callistamons.
The lovely "Ladybird"
Don't be fooled by its cute spots, this beetle is a predator from day one, but it is exactly the sort of predator a garden needs.
Science communicator Shasta Henry said there were only benefits to ladybirds, which acted as a natural pesticide.
"They are predatory in both stages of life," she said.
Ms Henry said ladybirds had almost the same life cycle as butterflies, including a caterpillar stage.
During the caterpillar and adult stage they eat aphids and other garden pests.
"The stuff they'll be preying on are the small, soft insect pests," she said.
Due to their size, which ranges from 1 mm to 10 mm, they did not prey upon other beneficial insects.