- Scymninae ladybirds are small to medium size. Their body is covered with short hairs. They feed on
and spider mites.
- We found three different species in Brisbane. They are listed as
- Yellow Shouldered Ladybird
- 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
- 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
- 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,
- 3. Ladybirds
- Insects Identification and Information Guide, Australian Cotton CRC, 2004.
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