Genus: Psyllobora (Fungus feeding ladybirds)

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: Coccinellinae

Members of this genus feed on fungus and in the case of Psyllobora variegata, it feeds mainly on downy mildew on grape vines.

 

Psyllobora variegata adult on grape vine. [image H. Robertson, Iziko ]

 

Psyllobora variegata larva. [image H. Robertson, Iziko ]

Psyllobora variegata pupa. [image H. Robertson, Iziko ]

 

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