Cryptolaemus

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Cryptolaemus
Cryptolaemus montrouzieri Larva 02.JPG
Larva of Cryptolaemus montrouzieri
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Coccinellidae
Genus: Cryptolaemus
Mulsant, 1853

The genus Cryptolaemus consists of predatory beetles of the family Coccinellidae, whose larvae and adults mostly prey upon scale insects on ornamental plants.

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