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These bugs started to appear on one of my rose plants. I don't want to kill them if they are not pests. They seem like they could be ladybird larvae but i want to be sure. They are quite small, less than a 1cm in length.

Can anyone confirm what they are?

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Yes, they seem to be from a ladybird. Which one I cannot see (there are many species), see here for example for a few that are common in the UK.

The ladybird larvae feed on aphids, so I think that's why you find them on your roses.

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  • Thanks, i think it might be the 7 spot one from those pictures.
    – jbx
    Oct 31 '20 at 12:36

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