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Dusky Lady Beetle

Scymnus rubricaudus


Tiny beetle. Black body with a reddish head and reddish 1/4 of body (tail end). Larvae of Dusky Lady Beetles are covered with waxy, white tufts and resemble mealybugs or small caterpillars (as per Bugguide). Feeds on small insects like aphids.


Suburban backyard.


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New York, USA

Spotted on May 10, 2013
Submitted on May 14, 2013

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