Host: hibiscus mealybug (Nipaecoccus viridis
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
Specimen in collection: No
Name: Andrew Derksen
Country: United States