Dicranolaius bellulus (predator)

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Dicranolaius bellulus (click on image to enlarge it)
Author(s): Caroline Harding, MAF Plant Health & Environment Laboratory
Source: PaDIL

Dicranolaius bellulus (predator) (Guérin-Méneville) - (red and blue pollen beetle)

This species of pollen beetle is found in Australia and is regarded as a useful natural enemy of insect pests like aphids or eggs and small larvae of Lepidoptera (e.g. see Horne et al., 2000). The adult beetle is 5-8 mm long, bright red or orange with four metallic dark blue marks on the elytra.

Synonyms:
Laius bellulus