Beetle - Ladybird - Larch
Fact File
Taken at Musselburgh on 5th August 2018 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.




 

Beetle - Ladybird - Larch.
Scientific Name:
Order:
Family:
Aphidecta obliterata.
Coleoptera.
Coccinellidae.
Size:
Food:
Description:


Habitat:
Flies/Found:
Feature:
3.5 - 5 mm
Lachnidae, Adelgidae and other aphids of pines.
An elongate oval body, with strongly convex elytra, smooth, shiny and densely, finely punctured. Head shows a black arch-shaped marking. Antennae are club-shaped, with 9-11 segments.
High bogs and peat areas, mainly coniferous and mixed forests.
Spring - Summer
Released in the US and Canada for biocontrol of Adelges piceae