There were a lot of these beasties so they are probably bad news rather than good.
This ladybird I like. I'm ever so grateful for the ability to crop my fingers out of these pictures. Digital photography is a boon for the likes of me who need a little help.
No matter what I plant with the potatoes, the nasty ladybirds always find them. The only pest control I use is squishing which despite being a little revolting is quite rewarding. I thought these were my only problems with the potatoes. In fact yesterday I weeded around all of the potatoes and even harvested some and everything was fine.
Today however is another story. What I can only assume to be a rabbit has decided to burrow in one of my raised potato beds. This bed is made of corrugated iron and a foot high so it is one keen bunny and one cranky gardener. I'm pretty sure I won't find anything on any companion planting list that can help me with htis problem. Perhaps a gardeners revenge stew will fix it.