What’s this attached to the leaves of my apple tree?


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Hi all, my poor apple tree seems to have issues every year and now these weird grubs/bugs are attached to it’s leaves. Does anyone know what they are and how do I get rid (so far I’ve tweezered them off). Google does not have the answer so any help would be most appreciated.
Thank you
 
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Looks like lady bug larvae. There is all kinds of info on them. Just Google Lady Bug larvae
 
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Yes, I agree too. The final 'instar', The larvae are like a grey beetle, with orange marks on the back. Quite pretty I think, and they are voracious eaters of aphids. When they change into the beetle they glue themselves to a leaf and sort of hunch-up as shown.

Treasure them!

Cheers Wobbly-John
 

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