Delphastus catalinae (predator)

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Delphastus catalinae (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Sandy Rae
Source: Wikimedia Commons

Delphastus catalinae (predator) (Horn)

This lady beetle is a predator of whiteflies. It is commercially produced and used against the greenhouse whitefly (Trialeurodes vaporariorum) and the sweet potato whitefly (Bemisia tabaci). Sometimes this species has been confused with Delphastus pusillus (Le Conte).