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Cryptolaemus montrouzieri

Mealybug ladybird at Red Hill Nature Reserve

Cryptolaemus montrouzieri at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 23 Dec 2020
Cryptolaemus montrouzieri at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 23 Dec 2020
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Identification history

Cryptolaemus montrouzieri 4 Jan 2021 MichaelMulvaney
Cryptolaemus montrouzieri 24 Dec 2020 michaelb
Unidentified 23 Dec 2020 JackyF

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Author's notes

Sorry, I should know what this is. Less than 1cm long. I think photo 2 shows a shed skin of the same insect.

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Nearby sightings

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Podargus strigoides (Tawny Frogmouth) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 14 Jan 2021 by roymcd Pentatomidae (family) (Unidentified Shield or Stink bug) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Dec 2020 by JackyF Geometridae (family) IMMATURES (Unidentified IMMATURE Geometer moths) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Dec 2020 by JackyF Muscidae sp. (family) (Unidentified muscid fly) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Dec 2020 by JackyF Adoxia benallae (Leaf beetle) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Dec 2020 by JackyF Rhinotia sp. in brunnea-group (A belid weevil) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Dec 2020 by JackyF Scopula rubraria (Reddish Wave) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Dec 2020 by JackyF Aporocera (Aporocera) consors (A leaf beetle) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Dec 2020 by JackyF Homotrysis sp. (genus) (Darkling beetle) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Dec 2020 by JackyF Pandorea pandorana (wonga wonga vine) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 19 Oct 2020 by Tapirlord Rhytidoponera metallica (Greenhead ant) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 19 Jun 2020 by AlisonMilton Coccinella transversalis (Transverse Ladybird) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 19 Jun 2020 by AlisonMilton Calotis lappulacea (Yellow burr daisy) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 19 Jun 2020 by AlisonMilton Calotis lappulacea (Yellow burr daisy) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 10 May 2020 by Mike Falco longipennis (Australian Hobby) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 5 May 2020 by roymcd Eurystomus orientalis (Dollarbird) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 15 Nov 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra Cacatua sanguinea (Little Corella) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 15 Nov 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra Aegotheles cristatus (Australian Owlet-nightjar) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 19 Jul 2019 by roymcd Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 11 May 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra Aegotheles cristatus (Australian Owlet-nightjar) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 27 Mar 2019 by roymcd Aegotheles cristatus (Australian Owlet-nightjar) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 26 Mar 2019 by roymcd Aegotheles cristatus (Australian Owlet-nightjar) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 9 Mar 2019 by roymcd Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 30 Oct 2018 by MichaelMulvaney Oiketicus sp. (genus) (A case moth) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 8 Sep 2018 by MichaelMulvaney Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 5 Mar 2018 by RodDeb Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 28 Oct 2017 by roymcd Calotis lappulacea (Yellow burr daisy) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 24 Oct 2016 by Ratcliffe
Podargus strigoides (Tawny Frogmouth) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 14 Jan 2021 by roymcd
Pentatomidae (family) (Unidentified Shield or Stink bug) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Dec 2020 by JackyF
Geometridae (family) IMMATURES (Unidentified IMMATURE Geometer moths) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Dec 2020 by JackyF
Muscidae sp. (family) (Unidentified muscid fly) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Dec 2020 by JackyF
Adoxia benallae (Leaf beetle) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Dec 2020 by JackyF
Rhinotia sp. in brunnea-group (A belid weevil) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Dec 2020 by JackyF
Scopula rubraria (Reddish Wave) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Dec 2020 by JackyF
Aporocera (Aporocera) consors (A leaf beetle) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Dec 2020 by JackyF
Homotrysis sp. (genus) (Darkling beetle) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 22 Dec 2020 by JackyF
Pandorea pandorana (wonga wonga vine) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 19 Oct 2020 by Tapirlord
Rhytidoponera metallica (Greenhead ant) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 19 Jun 2020 by AlisonMilton
Coccinella transversalis (Transverse Ladybird) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 19 Jun 2020 by AlisonMilton
Calotis lappulacea (Yellow burr daisy) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 19 Jun 2020 by AlisonMilton
Calotis lappulacea (Yellow burr daisy) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 10 May 2020 by Mike
Falco longipennis (Australian Hobby) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 5 May 2020 by roymcd
Eurystomus orientalis (Dollarbird) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 15 Nov 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra
Cacatua sanguinea (Little Corella) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 15 Nov 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra
Aegotheles cristatus (Australian Owlet-nightjar) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 19 Jul 2019 by roymcd
Zizina otis (Common Grass-blue) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 11 May 2019 by BIrdsinCanberra
Aegotheles cristatus (Australian Owlet-nightjar) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 27 Mar 2019 by roymcd
Aegotheles cristatus (Australian Owlet-nightjar) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 26 Mar 2019 by roymcd
Aegotheles cristatus (Australian Owlet-nightjar) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 9 Mar 2019 by roymcd
Lucia limbaria (Chequered Copper) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 30 Oct 2018 by MichaelMulvaney
Oiketicus sp. (genus) (A case moth) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 8 Sep 2018 by MichaelMulvaney
Junonia villida (Meadow Argus) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 5 Mar 2018 by RodDeb
Pogona barbata (Eastern Bearded Dragon) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 28 Oct 2017 by roymcd
Calotis lappulacea (Yellow burr daisy) at Red Hill Nature Reserve - 24 Oct 2016 by Ratcliffe

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Species information

  • Not Sensitive
  • Local Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 2 Abundance
  • 23 Dec 2020 10:27 AM Recorded on
  • JackyF Recorded by

Additional information

  • Acacia Dealbata Associated plant
  • 5mm to 12mm Animal size

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