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Mealy bug destroyer

Cryptoleamus genus

Description:

One of the most bizarre looking creature i've ever seen in my area... After the rain, sun was trying to have a glimpse through the nature... I saw this white creature on a small tree. at first i thought some plant or flower.But then it started moving,...I tried to take video, but battery died.. see its tiny legs :)

Notes:

Cryptolaemus montrouzieri, common name Mealybug Ladybird is ladybird species endemic to Queensland and New South Wales, Australia. Unlike many of the often brightly coloured Coccinellidae, it is predominantly brown and has no spots. No ID idea about indian species!

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24 Comments

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 10 years ago

Yes Agnes..this one caused so much confusion !
So many kinds of suggestions!

AgnesAdiqueTalavera
AgnesAdiqueTalavera 10 years ago

The larvae of Eriocampa juglandis (Butternut Woolly Worm) look similar also.

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 11 years ago

Thank you so much Andreas :)

Andreas Kay
Andreas Kay 11 years ago

Stunning creature and nice captures :)

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 11 years ago

Thank you Raytung :)

RayTung
RayTung 11 years ago

thanks for sharing.

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 11 years ago

@Chun : Got variety of suggestions in "Insect India" too.. i m fully confused wat to edit!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 11 years ago

Thank you Gerarado...
@Phillip :I too didnt know it was a mealy bug destroyer,,,but here its rare in my area....thank you so much :)

ChunXingWong
ChunXingWong 11 years ago

I agree with AgnesAdiqueTalavera's suggestion that this is a bug nymph (hemiptera). I have caught one before and found out that they are capable of jumping !

Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 11 years ago

As you can see Mealy Bug Ladybugs are widespreaded, which means there is more species of it around the world, How nice!

Nimbid Ditavi
Nimbid Ditavi 11 years ago

God! I see this ones everywhere all the time, here in Colombia, I didn't know what it was until today! Great captures Adarsha!

Gerardo Aizpuru
Gerardo Aizpuru 11 years ago

Very cool spot !

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 11 years ago

Thank you Noel :)

Noel Buensuceso
Noel Buensuceso 11 years ago

Great spot!

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 11 years ago

Thank you Kranti :)

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 11 years ago

Thank you so much Mark..
I have edited with a question mark, as Indian species, 100 percent ID is yet to be
determined ...but i m happy for your help ::)

KrantiAzad
KrantiAzad 11 years ago

awesome !!

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 11 years ago

I would go with it Adarsha. I remember looking through hundreds of these things until I realised there's not much else that looks like this.... except some of the mealy bugs themselves. They do seem large - much bigger than the adults but that's common in the insect world.

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 11 years ago

Well. little more than Juan's i hope...but ur suggestion seems correct though :)
Can i go for editing ??

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 11 years ago

How big is pretty big? This one doesn't look as big as Juan's http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/644...

Adarsha B S
Adarsha B S 11 years ago

Thank you Mark...mealy bug destroyer seems little small..this one was pretty big..

AgnesAdiqueTalavera
AgnesAdiqueTalavera 11 years ago

Oh, I missed that... Argy has a suggestion already :)

AgnesAdiqueTalavera
AgnesAdiqueTalavera 11 years ago

Great spotting Adi! Could be a planthopper nymph, maybe? But which planthopper?

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 11 years ago

Mealy Bug Destroyer - Cryptoleamus genus

Adarsha B S
Spotted by
Adarsha B S

Shimoga, Karnataka, India

Spotted on Jun 11, 2013
Submitted on Jun 15, 2013

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