Stethorus punctillum (Weise, 1891)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Cucujoidea > Coccinellidae > Stethorus > Stethorus punctillum

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Stethorus punctillum

Description

Length: 1.3-1.5mm.  Basic colour: black.  Pattern: none.  Number of spots: 0. Pronotum: black.  Head colour: black with yellowish-brown mouthparts.  Leg colour: black and yellowish-brown (at least tibiae ywllowish-brown).  Other features: antennae and mouthparts yellowish-brown; hairs towards tip of elytra lie parallel to suture.

Biology

Habitats: deciduous woodlands, orchards, gardens, headrows, grasslands. Host plants: deciduous trees, Gorse, privet. Food: spider mites and small aphids. Overwintering sites: bark crevices, under bark.

Distribution (may take a minute to appear)