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[The story of predator] 8. Red-spotted black lady beetleinsect predator, coccid predator
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red-spotted black lady beetle adult (individual breeding)
Red-spotted black lady beetle
coleoptera coccinellidae

○ Scientific name : Chilocorus kuwanae Silvestri
○ English name : red-spotted black lady beetle
○ Size : the length of its body is 3.6~4.3 mm
○ Distribution : Korea, Japan, China, India, the north America and more
 
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red-spotted black lady beetle pupa
The body length of red-spotted black lady beetle is around 3.6~4.3 mm. Most of its body is circle and its back surface is convex. The color of its head is black and the shield of its brow is red brown. The insect's pronotum, scutellum, and wing pad are black. There is a small red spot in front of the center of its wing pad. Most of the spot is long egg-shaped but sometime, you can see a horizontal spot. The width of the spot is 1/7~3/7 compared to the width of wing pad.  Each joint of its abdomen is red brown and the center of 1st joint and its legs are black.
 
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red-spotted black lady beetle nymph eats an Asiacorncoccus kaki 
Red-spotted black lady beetle spawns from the early May and it appears 3 times a year. It lives on the bush and chaplain without distinction of broadleaf tree or needleleaf tree. The density of its population per year is high. You can  see the red-spotted black lady beetle nymph is eating asiacorncoccus kaki from above picture.

Coccid control with red-spotted black lady beetle is very effective. The lady beetle eats various kind of coccid and lives in the forest, orchard, and artificiality garden.   

Translated by Sunyoung Cho

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