AppearanceAdults are 6–7 mm long, with yellow stripes on the thorax, and cross banding on the abdomen; with four longitudinal, yellow stripes or spots on the fourth and fifth tergite. Yellow face lacking a complete median stripe. Eggs are creamy white, elongate oval and about 0.84 mm in length. Full grown larvae are 8–9 mm.
DistributionFound in most of the continental United States. Quebec in Canada, Bermuda, Mexico, and some parts of the Neotropical Americas, and the West Indies.
EvolutionAdults of ''A. obliqua'' occur throughout the year in the southern part of their range. Eggs are laid on surfaces leafs or branches near aphids. Larvae hatch in two to eight days and feed on the aphids.
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