Identification, Images, & Information
For Insects, Spiders & Their Kin
For the United States & Canada
Clickable Guide
Moths Butterflies Flies Caterpillars Flies Dragonflies Flies Mantids Cockroaches Bees and Wasps Walkingsticks Earwigs Ants Termites Hoppers and Kin Hoppers and Kin Beetles True Bugs Fleas Grasshoppers and Kin Ticks Spiders Scorpions Centipedes Millipedes

Fall Fund Drive

TaxonomyBrowseInfoImagesLinksBooksData
Photo#306778
Dusky Lady Beetle Larva (Mealy Bug Destroyer) - Cryptolaemus montrouzieri

Dusky Lady Beetle Larva (Mealy Bug Destroyer) - Cryptolaemus montrouzieri
Mobile (Dog River), Mobile County, Alabama, USA
July 18, 2009
Size: 3-4mm
Sometimes I think my yard is located just south-east of the twilight zone. I found some of these Rastafarian anemone-looking caterpillars. Needless to say, I couln't find it in any of my caterpillar books. Best I can tell, it's some kind of sawfly larva.

It gets more curious. Is that some plant bug nymph? Wait till you see the other photo.

Images of this individual: tag all
Dusky Lady Beetle Larva (Mealy Bug Destroyer) - Cryptolaemus montrouzieri Dusky Lady Beetle Larva (Mealy Bug Destroyer) - Cryptolaemus montrouzieri

Moved
Moved from ID Request.

....

 
The Drama
I'm getting where I hate to go to sleep at night, cause I might miss something. I'm wondering if my unknown pupa is also a Mealybug Destroyer.

Check out Scymnus larva -- bu
Check out Scymnus larva -- but I get these confused with Mealybug Destroyers which look somewhat similar.

Comment viewing options
Select your preferred way to display the comments and click 'Save settings' to activate your changes.