Scymnus interruptus (Goeze, 1777)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Cucujoidea > Coccinellidae > Scymnus > Scymnus > Scymnus interruptus

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Scymnus interruptus

Description

Length: 1.5-2.2mm.  Basic colour: black.  Pattern: two red spots (roughly triangular in shape) at the front edges of the elytra.  Number of spots: 2. Pronotum: black.  Head colour: black.  Leg colour: brown.  Other features: hairy.

Biology

Habitats: various. Host plants: hedges, shrubs, trees, Ivy. Food: mealybugs and armoured scale insects. Overwintering sites: unknown.

Articles

Read, R.W.J. (2012). A record of Scymnus interruptus (Goeze) (Coccinellidae) from the Isle of Wight. The Coleopterist 21(1): 13.
Parry, J.A. (2012). Scymnus interruptus (Goeze, 1777) (Coccinellidae) now established in Britain. The Coleopterist 21(2): 47.
Thomas, J. (2010). Scymnus interruptus (Goeze) (Coccinellidae) in Cumbria. The Coleopterist 19(1): 33.
Denton, J. (2004). Scymnus interruptus (Goeze) (Coccinellidae) in Hampshire. The Coleopterist 13(3): 91.

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