Scymnus frontalis (Fabricius, 1787)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Cucujoidea > Coccinellidae > Scymnus > Scymnus > Scymnus frontalis

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Scymnus frontalis

Description

Length: 2.6-3.2mm.  Basic colour: black.  Pattern: two elongate red spots towards front of elytra.  Number of spots: 2. Pronotum: black, with brown margins in male only.  Head colour: brown (male), black (female).  Leg colour: brown.  Other features: hairy; rather elongate; brown mouthparts.

Biology

Habitats: heathland and other dry habitats. Host plants: low-growing vegetation. Food: aphids. Overwintering sites: leaf litter, grass tussocks and the rosettes of perennial plants.

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