Clitostethus arcuatus (Rossi, 1794)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Cucujoidea > Coccinellidae > Clitostethus > Clitostethus arcuatus


Clitostethus arcuatus
Lech Borowiec


Length: 1.2-1.5mm.  Basic colour: dark brown to black.  Pattern: pale yellow/cream horseshoe-shaped mark in the centre of the elytra.  Number of spots: 0. Pronotum: dark brown but cream at sides, or sometimes mostly cream.  Head colour: dark brown to black.  Leg colour: cream.  Other features: hairy


Habitats: coniferous and decidous woodland and trees. Host plants: Ivy. Food: whitefly. Overwintering sites: bark crevices and under bark.


Marsh, R.J. (2005). Clitostethus arcuatus (Rossi) found in a suburban garden in Yorkshire. The Coleopterist 14(2): 81.

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