Chilocorus (genus - predators)
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Chilocorus Leach, 1815 - (twice-stabbed lady beetles)
This genus is widely distributed and contains around 80 species of small to medium-sized lady beetles. A number of species are recognized as beneficial predators of insect pests, especially of scale insects and aphids. These include, for example, Chilocorus bipustulatus and C. nigritus.
The adults are around 3-5 mm long. The colour is often black or brown with a red or white spot on each elytrum. The genus is characterized, among others, by the tibiae having a blunt projection at their base on the outer margin.
Type species: Chilocorus cacti
Currently, the following species have been entered into the system: