AppearanceVery similar to ''Chilocorus subindicus'' in morphology. Body length is about 3.2 to 4.0 mm. Body sub circular. Elytra, pronotum and outer margins of elytral epipleura are very dark pitchy black in color. Head, lateral parts of pronotum, legs and vertrum yellowish brown. Lateral margins of elytra are much paler than disc. Vertex of head and lateral sides of pronotum are darker brown to black in many females. Head clothed with fine pubescence. Head variably punctured from fine to moderately coarse. Interstices ranges from flat to convex. Pronotum finely punctured with flat interstices which become shiny on disc. Elytra shiny, and without microsculpture. Elytra finely punctured, where the punctures are separated by 3 to 6 diameters on disc. In male genitalia, median lobe with broad basal half which is abruptly contracted at base and bulging sub-basally. Apex of median lobe turned ventrally in lateral sides. Parameres are blade-shaped and abruptly angled.
DistributionIt is found in Benin, Kenya, Mauritius, Mozambique, Seychelles, South Africa, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, India, Israel, Oman, Sri Lanka, Turkey, Italy, Bermuda, United States, Hawaii, Vanuatu, Agalega, American Samoa, Myanmar, Brazil, Ghana, Guam, Indonesia, Kenya, Madagascar, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, New Caledonia, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, Reunion Island, Solomon Islands, Swaziland, Society Islands, Turkey and Zimbabwe.
BehaviorIt is one of the major predators on diaspid scale insects such as ''Aonidiella aurantii'', ''Abgrallaspis cyanophylli'', ''Aleurotrachelus atratus'', ''Aonidiella citrina'', ''Aspidiotus rigidus'', ''Chrysomphalus aonidum'', ''Lepidosaphes gloverii'', ''Parasaissetia nigra'', ''Parlatoria blanchardi'', ''Saccharicoccus sacchari'', ''Aonidiella orientalis'', ''Aspidiotus destructor'', ''Hemiberiesia latanias'', ''Leucaspis coniferarum'', ''Pinnaspis strachani'', ''Quadraspidiotus perniciosus'', ''Tecaspis''.
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