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Mealybug Destroyer - Cryptolaemus montrouzieri

Mealybug Destroyer - Cryptolaemus montrouzieri
Searcy County, Arkansas, USA
June 10, 2006
Size: 6 mm
Based upon viewing images, this ladybug larva looks more like Cryptolaemus to me. However, based up reading the discussion in some previous posts, the presence of aphids would seem to indicate it is Scymnus. Any help would be appreciated.

Taken late PM on wild grapevine.

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Mealybug Destroyer - Cryptolaemus montrouzieri Mealybug Destroyer - Cryptolaemus montrouzieri

Cryptolaemus
It seems based on the discussion here, that this is Cryptolaemus. Cryptolaemus has been known to take aphids as well when mealybugs or scales are lacking. Moved to Cryptolaemus montrouzieri page.

Ah, yes!
And if one of the experts can tell them apart, could you go to the Cryptolaemus page in the guide here and comment on the images there so we can finally separate them? It will be very interesting to learn the outcome.

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