Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Platyomus forestieri Mulsant, 1853.
Rhyzobius forestieri Pope 1981
Length 2.60 to 3.70 mm, width 1.90 to 2.30 mm
Densely pubescent (hairy), with hairs of two different lengths
Eye not pubescent
Scale insects, especially lecaniine scales.
Introduced from Australia in 1892 for biocontrol.
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.
is reddish-brown with a distinctly paler pronotum.