- Coccidulin ladybirds are small to medium size
(3-5mm). Their body is covered with short hairs. They feed on
and spider mites.
- We found two different species in Brisbane. They are listed as
- Mealybug Ladybird, Mealybug
- Cryptolaemus montrouzieri or C. montrouzeri , Larva length
5mm,adult length 3mm
- This ladybird is also known as Mealybug Destroyer. The ladybird is famous on attacking mealybug, one of the worst pest in the
world. The larvae look like their major prey - the Mealybug.
They prey on other soft bugs. More pictures and information
please visit this page.
- Yellow Shouldered Ladybird
- Apolinus lividigaster, (synonym Scymnodes
lividigaster), larva length 4mm, adult length 4mm
- Yellow Shouldered Ladybird Beetles have a yellow dot on each side of their
thorax, some have a yellow face but some others have a dark face. All of them
have their forewings in dark blue-green colour. They are small in size. For more
pictures and information please visit this page.
- 1. Insects
of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University
Press, 2nd Edition 1991, pp 658.
- 2. Australian Ladybird Beetles
(Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) Their biology and
classification - A.Ślipiński, Australian Biological Resources,
- 3. Ladybirds
- Insects Identification and Information Guide, Australian Cotton CRC, 2004.
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