Image Number: 5440192

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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.
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Field

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Palm Beach County, Florida, United States

Subject

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Atelocerata
Class: Hexapoda (including Insecta)
Infraclass: Neoptera
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Coleoptera
Suborder: Polyphaga
Infraorder: Cucujiformia
Superfamily: Cucujoidea
Family: Coccinellidae
Subfamily: Scymninae
Tribe: Scymnini
Genus: Cryptolaemus
Subject: Cryptolaemus montrouzieri Mulsant, 1853

Host

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Atelocerata
Class: Hexapoda (including Insecta)
Infraclass: Neoptera
Subclass: Pterygota
Order: Hemiptera
Suborder: Sternorrhyncha
Superfamily: Coccoidea
Family: Pseudococcidae
Subfamily: Pseudococcinae
Tribe: Trabutinini
Genus: Nipaecoccus
Subject: Nipaecoccus viridis (Newstead)
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Image uploaded:
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Image last updated:
Friday, January 13, 2012