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Cryptolaemus montrouzieri Mulsant, 1853

Family: Coccinellidae

Size: 4.0 mm (about 6.0 mm)

Origin: Endemic to Queensland and New South Wales, Australia

Ecology: The adults and larvae eat scale insects, especially mealybugs, worldwide used as a biological control agent against mealybugs

Location: France, St. Tropez

leg. C.Rayden, 2.VIII.1990; det. S.Bowestead, 1902

Coll. Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Photo: U.Schmidt, 2018

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Uploaded on February 12, 2018