Rhyzobius litura (Fabricius, 1787)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Cucujoidea > Coccinellidae > Rhyzobius > Rhyzobius litura

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Rhyzobius litura
Rhyzobius litura

Description

Length: 2.5 - 3mm.  Basic colour: pale to dark brown.  Pattern: variable, but often with dark U-shaped mark towards end of elytra.  Number of spots: 0. Pronotum: pale to dark brown.  Head colour: pale to dark brown.  Leg colour: pale to dark brown.  Other features: hairy; very long antennae.

Biology

Habitats: grassland, low growing vegetation. Host plants: grasses, thistle and Nettle. Food: aphids. Overwintering sites: low growing vegetation.

Articles

Beauchamp, R.L. & Angus, R.B. (2005). Mildew-feeding by Rhyzobius litura (Fabricius) (Coccinellidae). The Coleopterist 14(1): 37.

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