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Species Rhyzobius forestieri

Black on black - Rhyzobius forestieri Dusky Lady Beetle? - Rhyzobius forestieri Dusky Lady Beetle? - Rhyzobius forestieri Scymnus? - Rhyzobius forestieri Scymnus? - Rhyzobius forestieri Rhyzobius forestieri (Mulsant) - Rhyzobius forestieri
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga
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
Rhyzobius forestieri (Mulsant)
Orig. Comb: Platyomus forestieri Mulsant, 1853
Length 2.6 to 3.7 mm (1)
Densely pubescent (hairy), with hairs of two different lengths
Eye not pubescent
coastal CA - Map (cross hatch) (1)
native to Australia
Scale insects, especially lecaniine scales.
introduced into California in 1892 for control of lecaniine scales (Coccidae). It was released at Santa Barbara and San Jose and is now established in coastal California. Unlike R. lophanthae, it apparently has not spread to other parts of the United States. (1)
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.
Print References
Gilmore, S.R. First Record of Rhyzobius forestieri (Mulsant) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae) in Canada. The Coleopterists Bulletin 73(3), 718-719, (22 September 2019).
Works Cited
1.The Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) of America North of Mexico
Robert D. Gordon. 1985. Journal of the New York Entomological Society, Vol. 93, No. 1.