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Stethorus punctillum At 1&ndash;1,5mm this is one of our smallest native Ladybird beetles (in Western Europe).<br />
Various authors still use different names, either Stethorus punctillum or Stethorus pusillus, so I&#039;ve named one image each accordingly ;o)<br />
Hence, collage of same beetle:<br />
<figure class="photo"><a href="https://www.jungledragon.com/image/97385/stethorus_pusillus.html" title="Stethorus pusillus"><img src="https://s3.amazonaws.com/media.jungledragon.com/images/3043/97385_thumb.jpg?AWSAccessKeyId=05GMT0V3GWVNE7GGM1R2&Expires=1622073610&Signature=%2B%2Fqb8tXQ%2BaYvpeo6H7grG67aHLE%3D" width="200" height="114" alt="Stethorus pusillus At 1&ndash;1,5mm this is one of our smallest native Ladybird beetles (in Western Europe).<br />
Various authors still use different names, either Stethorus punctillum or Stethorus pusillus, so I&#039;ve named one image each accordingly ;o)<br />
Hence, single shot of same beetle:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/97386/stethorus_punctillum.html<br />
 Alerdinck,Coccinellidae,Geotagged,Ladybird,Netherlands,Scymninae,Stethorini,Stethorus,Stethorus punctillum,Stethorus pusillus,nl: Spintetend puntkapoentje" /></a></figure><br />
 Alerdinck,Coccinellidae,Geotagged,Ladybird,Netherlands,Scymninae,Stethorini,Stethorus,Stethorus punctillum,Stethorus pusillus,nl: Spintetend puntkapoentje Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

Stethorus punctillum

At 1–1,5mm this is one of our smallest native Ladybird beetles (in Western Europe).
Various authors still use different names, either Stethorus punctillum or Stethorus pusillus, so I've named one image each accordingly ;o)
Hence, collage of same beetle:

Stethorus pusillus At 1–1,5mm this is one of our smallest native Ladybird beetles (in Western Europe).<br />
Various authors still use different names, either Stethorus punctillum or Stethorus pusillus, so I've named one image each accordingly ;o)<br />
Hence, single shot of same beetle:<br />
https://www.jungledragon.com/image/97386/stethorus_punctillum.html<br />
 Alerdinck,Coccinellidae,Geotagged,Ladybird,Netherlands,Scymninae,Stethorini,Stethorus,Stethorus punctillum,Stethorus pusillus,nl: Spintetend puntkapoentje

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  1. Whoa, 1mm is insanely tiny! Love the common names, "Dot ladybirds" is so to the point. Literally, I guess.
    "Lesser mite destroyer" is lovely complex. Sounds as much larger than a mite, yet not too large...lesser.
    Posted 9 months ago

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''Stethorus punctillum'', known generally as the lesser mite destroyer or spider mite destroyer, is a species of lady beetle in the family Coccinellidae. It is found in Africa, Europe & Northern Asia , Southern Asia, and North America.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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By Pudding4brains

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Uploaded Jul 5, 2020. Captured in Den Alerdinckweg 2A, 8055 PE Laag Zuthem, Netherlands.