NamingThe species was originally described as Verania cardoni Weise, 1892 and has subsequently been placed in the genera Coelophora by Gorham and in Micraspis by Timberlake.
Later it was designated the type species for the newly erected genus Anegleis Iablokoff-Khnzorian, 1982.
DistributionAnegleis cardoni is known from India (KE; TN; MP; UP; KA; BI;), Goa, Pakistan and Sri Lanka (Poorani, 2004)
FoodThe beetles and larvae are known to feed on various species of whitefly, scale insects and aphids, such as (but not exclusively) Brevicoryne brassicae, Macrosiphum miscanthi, Macrosiphum pisi, Aphis gossypii, Aphis craccivora, Lipaphis erysimi and others. This wide spectrum of prey makes it an interesting candidate for a biocontrol agent.
Some text fragments are auto parsed from Wikipedia.Poorani, J. (2004) An Annotated Checklist of the Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) of the Indian Subregion.
Omkar & Kumar (2013) Responses of an Aphidophagous Ladybird Beetle, Anegleis Cardoni, to Varying Densities of Aphis gossypii. - Journal of Insect Science 13(24), pp.1-12.