Cryptolaemus montrouzieri

The black-brown colored lady beetle Cryptolaemus montrouzieri is a voracious mealybug predator in both larval and adult stages. Female adults can lay a total of 400 eggs in hot pots and a single Cryptolaemus larva may consume up to 250 mealybugs. When prey is scarce, they also feed on aphids and soft scales. Cryptolaemus larvae are covered with white waxy threads, superficially resembling its prey. This form of aggressive mimicry makes them inconspicuous in a mealy bug colony.



Packaging: 250 ml plastic bottle

Contents: 250 beetles

Carrier: filter paper + shredded paper


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