Lady beetle Stethorus picipes
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Common names: Lady Beetle Stethorus picipes, Spider Mite Destroyer
Scientific name: Stethorus picipes
Region: Lady Beetle is primarily found in California and the far west, but similar species can also be found elsewhere in North America.
Life cycle: This lady beetle will produce numerous generations each year and the adults overwinter in garden debris.
Physical Description: This beetle is a shiny, black, and round insect that is only 1/30 inch long. Its very tiny eggs are oval and are laid on leaves and bark, while the larva are black or dark gray, spined and also 1/30inch long.
Feeding characteristics: This lady beetle, adults and larvae, will feed on various Mites.
Controls: Controls are not necessary.
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