Scymnus schmidti Fürsch, 1958

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Cucujoidea > Coccinellidae > Scymnus > Scymnus > Scymnus schmidti

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Scymnus schmidti
Scymnus schmidti

Description

Length: 2.4-2.6mm.  Basic colour: black.  Pattern: none, or thin reddish margin at rear.  Number of spots: 0. Pronotum: black, with reddish anterior margins in male.  Head colour: reddish (male), black (female).  Leg colour: brown (male), black with brown tibiae (female).  Other features: hairy.

Biology

Habitats: dunes, dry grassland and heathland. Host plants: low-growing vegetation, moss. Food: aphids. Overwintering sites: low herbage and leaf litter.

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