Yellow Shouldered
Mealybug Ladybird
Minute Two-spotted
Steel Blue Ladybird
Red Chilocorus 
Common Spotted
Maculate Ladybird
Variable Ladybird
Transverse Ladybird
Striped Ladybird
Spotted Amber
Netty Ladybird
26-spotted Potato
28-spotted Potato


Subfamily Scymninae

Scymninae ladybirds are small to medium size. Their body is covered with short hairs. They feed on scale insects, aphids and spider mites.
We found three different species in Brisbane. They are listed as follows; 

Yellow Shouldered Ladybird
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Scymnodes lividigaster, adult and larva, body 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 colour. They are small in size. For more pictures and information please visit this page.
Mealybug Ladybird, Mealybug Predator
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Cryptolaemus montrouzieri or C. montrouzeri , body length 3mm
This ladybird is also known as Mealybug Destroyer. This ladybird is famous on attacking mealybug, one of the worst pest in the world. The larvae of this ladybird look like their major prey - the Mealybug, although they also prey on other soft bugs.  More pictures and information please visit this page.
Minute Two-spotted Ladybird
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Diomus notescens, body length 2.5mm
This ladybirds is very small. The body is dark green in colour with brown spot on each of the forewings. We occasionally saw them in our hibiscus plants wandering around. For more information please click on here.

1. Insects of Australia, CSIRO, Division of Entomology, Melbourne University Press, 2nd Edition 1991, pp 658.
2. Genera of Coccinellidae - The University of Queensland Insect Collection, 2004
3. Ladybirds - Insects Identification and Information Guide, Australian Cotton CRC, 2004. 
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