mealybug destroyer (Cryptolaemus montrouzieri ) on hibiscus mealybug (Nipaecoccus viridis ) - 5440191

mealybug destroyer
Cryptolaemus montrouzieri Mulsant, 1853

Host: hibiscus mealybug (Nipaecoccus viridis (Newstead))
Descriptor: Biological Control
Description: The coccinellid beetle, Cryptolaemus montrouzieri, has been established as a biocontrol in Florida. It is a documented predator of Nipaecoccus viridis, with both larvae and adults feeding on the mealybug. Photo taken 1 OCT 2010 in Boynton Beach, Palm Beach County, Florida.
Image type: Field
Image location: Palm Beach County, Florida, United States

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Name: Andrew Derksen
Organization: FDACS/DPI
Country: United States

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Image uploaded on Thursday, July 21, 2011
Image Information last updated on Friday, January 13, 2012