Exochomus flavipes (Black mealybug predator)

Life > Eukaryotes > Opisthokonta > Metazoa (animals) > Bilateria > Ecdysozoa > Panarthropoda > Tritocerebra > Arthopoda > Mandibulata > Atelocerata > Panhexapoda > Hexapoda > Insecta (insects) > Dicondyla > Pterygota > Metapterygota > Neoptera > Eumetabola > Holometabola > Coleoptera (beetles) > Polyphaga > Superfamily: Cucujoidea > Family: Coccinellidae (ladybirds) > Subfamily:  Chilochorinae

Adults and larvae feed on aphids, soft scale and cochineal insects.

 

Exochomus flavipes, 4mm. [image by M. Picker & C. Griffiths , from Field Guide to Insects of South Africa, used with permission].

 

 

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