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Cryptolaemus montrouzieri Mulsant, 1853
MEALYBUG LADY BEETLE
Mealybug Ladybird; Mealybug Destroyer

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Cryptolaemus montrouzieri, Crematogaster lineolata, Aphis folsomii, Parthenocissus quinquefolia
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Cryptolaemus montrouzieri, Crematogaster lineolata, Aphis folsomii, Parthenocissus quinquefolia

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Cryptolaemus montrouzieri, Crematogaster lineolata, Aphis folsomii, Parthenocissus quinquefolia
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Cryptolaemus montrouzieri, Crematogaster lineolata, Aphis folsomii, Parthenocissus quinquefolia
Cryptolaemus montrouzieri, Mealybug Lady Beetle, larva
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Cryptolaemus montrouzieri, Mealybug Lady Beetle, larva

Cryptolaemus montrouzieri, Mealybug Lady Beetle, larva
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Cryptolaemus montrouzieri, Mealybug Lady Beetle, larva
Cryptolaemus montrouzieri, Crematogaster lineolata, Aphis folsomii, Parthenocissus quinquefolia
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Cryptolaemus montrouzieri, Crematogaster lineolata, Aphis folsomii, Parthenocissus quinquefolia

Cryptolaemus montrouzieri, Mealybug Lady Beetle, larva
© John Pickering, 2004-2017 · 5
Cryptolaemus montrouzieri, Mealybug Lady Beetle, larva
Cryptolaemus montrouzieri, Mealybug Lady Beetle, larva
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Cryptolaemus montrouzieri, Mealybug Lady Beetle, larva

Cryptolaemus montrouzieri, Mealybug Lady Beetle, larva
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Cryptolaemus montrouzieri, Mealybug Lady Beetle, larva
Cryptolaemus montrouzieri, larva
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Cryptolaemus montrouzieri, larva

Cryptolaemus montrouzieri, Mealybug Lady Beetle, larva
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Cryptolaemus montrouzieri, Mealybug Lady Beetle, larva
Cryptolaemus montrouzieri
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Cryptolaemus montrouzieri

Cryptolaemus montrouzieri
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Cryptolaemus montrouzieri
Overview
"One of the more successful deliberately imported lady beetles is an Australian beetle, first introduced into California in 1892 to control mealybugs. Beetles of this species, Cryptolaemus montrouzieri, nicknamed "Crypts" by insectary workers, are odd-looking lady beetles, quite unlike our familiar spotted aphid-eaters. The adults are 3 or 4mm long, velvety black with a reddish abdomen, and the larvae are covered with white waxy filaments and look more like their mealybug prey than other lady beetle larvae. They can be easily purchased here in Canada, and apparently are so effective they wipe out their entire food supply and have to be re-introduced to control the next mealybug infestation. Although crypts are known to occur in the wild in the United States, they probably cannot survive outside greenhouses in Ontario."

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  • Steve Marshall, Environmental Biology, University of Guelph, Ontario

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Kingdom Animalia  
 Phylum Arthropoda  
 Class Insecta  
 Order Coleoptera  
 Family Coccinellidae  
 Genus Cryptolaemus  
  Cryptolaemus montrouzieri    Mulsant, 1853 
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Citation: 虞及王, 1999; 台灣入侵及外來種圖鑑, 林業試驗所 2005
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Cryptolaemus montrouzieri
Cryptolaemus montrouzieri
Mealybug Destroyer
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© 2005 Joyce Gross

Cryptolaemus montrouzieri
Cryptolaemus montrouzieri
Mealybug Destroyer
ID: 1111 1111 2222 0620 [detail]
© 2005 Joyce Gross

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