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Halmus chalybeus (Boisduval, 1835) - Halmus chalybeus

Halmus chalybeus (Boisduval, 1835) - Halmus chalybeus
Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California, USA
February 19, 1982
Size: 4 mm
This species was introduced from Australia as a scale predator.

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Halmus chalybeus (Boisduval, 1835) - Halmus chalybeus Halmus chalybeus (Boisduval, 1835) - Halmus chalybeus

new genus, great!
Okay, so maybe introduced species aren't always great to see, but I've been eager to add this genus to BugGuide as we increase our coverage of the Coccinellidae. Great photos and what a gorgeous, though non-native, insect!

 
I thought you might enjoy it
I thought you might enjoy it Abigail. With the reflective surface its a pain to photograph. They're limited in their distribution, so its not an easy thing to get.

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