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Mealy Bug Destroyer

Cryptolaemus montrouzieri


A seemingly many-appendaged, white 0.5 cm long caterpillar-like insect.


A grassy edge habitat in a semi-rural park.


Mealybugs are the primary prey but aphids ( as seen in photo 2 and three)are also commonly preyed upon when mealybug populations are low.

1 Species ID Suggestions

AllisonM 11 years ago
Mealybugs destroyer
Cryptolaemus larvea

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1 Comment

Maria dB
Maria dB 11 years ago

looks a bit like a feather duster - love the second shot!

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Oak Hill, Tennessee, USA

Spotted on Aug 16, 2012
Submitted on Aug 17, 2012

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