Many, small and colorful. Over 600 ladybugs were released in the Secret Gardens of Scipione Borghese, next to the Gallery, built for will of the cardinal at the beginning of the 17th century together with the villa where still today it is housed his precious collection.
Attention to eco-sustainability, therefore, with integrated pest management solutions through the inclusion of insects that are natural predators of aphids, the common plant lice, whiteflies, white and gray butterflies that are active parasites of many ornamental plants, of cochineals and other harmful species.
More specifically, several specimens of Adalia bipunctata, red ladybug with two black dots, Propylea 14-punctata, yellow ladybug, Exochomus quadripustulatus, black and red ladybug, and Cryptolaemus montrouzieri, black ladybug, have been released. It was also released a particular type of mite, the Amblyseius swirskii, predator of whiteflies, in bags of 250 specimens each hanging from the vegetation.