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Species Rhyzobius forestieri

Black on black - Rhyzobius forestieri Dusky Lady Beetle? - Rhyzobius forestieri Dusky Lady Beetle? - Rhyzobius forestieri Dusky Lady Beetle? - Rhyzobius forestieri Dusky Lady Beetle? - Rhyzobius forestieri Scymnus? - Rhyzobius forestieri Scymnus? - Rhyzobius forestieri
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Coccinelloidea
No Taxon (Coccinellid group)
Family Coccinellidae (Lady Beetles)
Subfamily Coccidulinae
Tribe Coccidulini
Genus Rhyzobius
Species forestieri (Rhyzobius forestieri)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Platyomus forestieri Mulsant, 1853.
Rhyzobius forestieri Pope 1981
Explanation of Names
Author: Mulsant, 1853
Size
Length 2.60 to 3.70 mm, width 1.90 to 2.30 mm
Identification
Black
Densely pubescent (hairy), with hairs of two different lengths
Eye not pubescent
Range
Western California
Food
Scale insects, especially lecaniine scales.
Remarks
Introduced from Australia in 1892 for biocontrol.
See Also
Very similar to the darker-brown and black beetles in Tribe Scymnini, but all those beetles have pubescent eyes, hairs of only one length, and shorter antennae.

Rhyzobius lophanthae is reddish-brown with a distinctly paler pronotum.
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