Scymnus femoralis (Gyllenhal, 1827)

Taxonomy: Polyphaga > Cucujoidea > Coccinellidae > Scymnus > Scymnus > Scymnus femoralis


Length: 1.8-2.2mm.  Basic colour: black.  Pattern: none, or paler strip at rear of elytre.  Number of spots: 0. Pronotum: reddish-brown with black patch at base (male); black (female).  Head colour: reddish-brown (male); black (female).  Leg colour: reddish-brown.  Other features: hairy; reddish-brown antennae and mouthparts.


Habitats: heathland and other dry habitats. Host plants: low-growing vegetation. Food: aphids. Overwintering sites: low herbage and moss.

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