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Rodolia cardinalis (Mulsant, 1850) | by urjsa
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Rodolia cardinalis (Mulsant, 1850)

Family: Coccinellidae

Size: 3.8 mm (2.5 to 4.0 mm)

Origin: Australian origin, has been distributed around the world

Ecology: The beetle is the major predator of cottony-cushion scale. For example introduced against the cottony cushion scale Icerya purchasi in citrus orchards in California

Location: Australia, Sidney

leg. J.J.Walker, 1900; det. R.D.Pope, 1953

Coll. Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Photo: U.Schmidt, 2018

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Uploaded on February 16, 2018