Cleobora mellyi

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Cleobora mellyi
Ladybird with unusual pattern.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Coccinellidae
Genus: Cleobora
Species: C. mellyi
Binomial name
Cleobora mellyi
Mulsant, 1850 [1]

Cleobora mellyi, the Tasmanian ladybird or southern ladybird is a ladybird species endemic to Tasmania and also found in the southern states of mainland Australia.[2]

C. mellyi was introduced to New Zealand as a biological control agent, with mixed results.[3]


  1. ^ "Cleobora mellyi (Mulsant)". CSIRO. Retrieved 2009-03-16. 
  2. ^ "Cleobora mellyi Mulsant". CSIRO. Retrieved 2009-03-14. 
  3. ^ "Cleobora mellyi, the southern ladybird in New Zealand". 25 October 2008. Archived from the original on 14 October 2008. Retrieved 2009-03-14. 

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