Coccidula rufa (Herbst, 1783)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Cucujoidea > Coccinellidae > Coccidula > Coccidula rufa

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Coccidula rufa
Coccidula rufa

Description

Length: 2.5 - 3mm. Basic colour: brownish-red.  Pattern: ill-defined dark elytral marking either side of the scutellum. Number of spots: 0.  Pronotum: brownish-red.  Head colour: brownish-red.  Leg colour:  brownish-red.  Other features: hairy; elongate (oblong with parallel sides) and dorsoventrally flattened; long antennae.

Biology

Habitats: marshes, riversides, pondsides. Host plants: Reed, rushes, Reedmace, wetland grasses. Food: aphids. Overwintering sites: leaf sheaths of Reed, rushes and Reedmace; tufts of grasses.

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