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Cryptolaemus montrouzieri Non-native for the Netherlands, but introduced into tropical greenhouses as a biological control agent against Mealy Bugs.<br />
Other shots of same beetle here:<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/54853/cryptolaemus_montrouzieri_-_portrait.html" title="Cryptolaemus montrouzieri - Portrait"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3043/54853_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1536796810&Signature=nPDN1Sbimbl4UaQpaH%2B60fDq8RU%3D" width="200" height="150" alt="Cryptolaemus montrouzieri - Portrait Other shots of same beetle here:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/54848/cryptolaemus_montrouzieri.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/54852/cryptolaemus_montrouzieri_vleugels_gespreid.html Coccinellidae,Coleoptera,Cryptolaemus,Cryptolaemus montrouzieri,Mealybug Destroyer,Mealybug Ladybird,Scymninae" /></a></figure><br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/54852/cryptolaemus_montrouzieri_-_take_off.html" title="Cryptolaemus montrouzieri - Take off"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3043/54852_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1536796810&Signature=oI9THn7BhbBxhVOipL%2F5bFltro8%3D" width="200" height="150" alt="Cryptolaemus montrouzieri - Take off Other shots of same beetle here:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/54848/cryptolaemus_montrouzieri.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/54853/cryptolaemus_montrouzieri_koppie.html<br />
 Coccinellidae,Coleoptera,Cryptolaemus,Cryptolaemus montrouzieri,Mealybug Destroyer,Mealybug Ladybird,Scymninae" /></a></figure> Coccinellidae,Coleoptera,Cryptolaemus,Cryptolaemus montrouzieri,Mealybug Destroyer,Mealybug Ladybird,Scymninae Click/tap to enlarge Country intro

Cryptolaemus montrouzieri

Non-native for the Netherlands, but introduced into tropical greenhouses as a biological control agent against Mealy Bugs.
Other shots of same beetle here:

Cryptolaemus montrouzieri - Portrait Other shots of same beetle here:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/54848/cryptolaemus_montrouzieri.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/54852/cryptolaemus_montrouzieri_vleugels_gespreid.html Coccinellidae,Coleoptera,Cryptolaemus,Cryptolaemus montrouzieri,Mealybug Destroyer,Mealybug Ladybird,Scymninae

Cryptolaemus montrouzieri - Take off Other shots of same beetle here:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/54848/cryptolaemus_montrouzieri.html<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/54853/cryptolaemus_montrouzieri_koppie.html<br />
 Coccinellidae,Coleoptera,Cryptolaemus,Cryptolaemus montrouzieri,Mealybug Destroyer,Mealybug Ladybird,Scymninae

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''Cryptolaemus montrouzieri'', common name Mealybug Ladybird or Mealybug Destroyer 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. It has been used as a biological control agent against Mealybugs and other Scale insects. As a larva it apparently looks like the mealybugs they prey on, a case of aggressive mimicry.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded Nov 13, 2017.