Beetle, Twice-stabbed Lady Beetle (Chilocorus stigma)

Order: Coleoptera (ko-lee-OP-ter-a) (Info)
Family: Coccinellidae (kok-sin-EL-li-dee) (Info)
Genus: Chilocorus
Species: stigma (STIG-ma) (Info)

Regional

This bug has been reportedly found in the following regions:

Saint Cloud, Florida
Farmington, Maine
Saint Louis, Missouri
Henderson, Nevada
Newtown, Pennsylvania

Members' Notes:

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On May 10, 2010, Zhaan from Henderson, NV wrote:

From a Michigan State University Study I found online:
"Developing an efficient and productive rearing method for C. stigma could be an important contribution to biological control or integrated pest management programs."

Positive

On Oct 18, 2006, docsab from Newtown, PA (Zone 6b) wrote:

This native ladybug is a predator of scale insects, most notably, the dreaded Euonymus scale and Hemlock scale insects. If this insect or larvae are found on a plant infested with scale, it is best to avoid using insecticides, and let nature take its course. Both adult and larvae consume large amounts of scale, leaving the dried scale "husks" behind.

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