Controls all life stages of Scale Insects.

Lindorus lophanthae are a species of lady beetle (ladybug) with the classic round dome shaped body, and prized as a natural predator of scale insects. Measuring about 2-3mm, they typically have dark brown to black wing covers adorned with short gray hairs, and contrasting reddish brown to orange-ish coloring on the head, legs, and thorax. As a specialist for preying on scale insects, Lindorus lophanthae uses their mouth-parts to feed on all life stages of the pest, including the eggs, nymphs, and adults. Females attach small oval-shaped eggs to plant surfaces near colonies of scale. Depending on environmental conditions, it can take the eggs anywhere from a few days to a couple of weeks to hatch. Once the eggs hatch, the larvae emerge actively feeding on scale eggs and nymphs for about 2-3 weeks while they develop and grow. After completing larval development, they enter the pupal stage for about 1-2 weeks until they transform into adult beetles. As adults, they feed on all life stages of armored and soft scale species while continuing to mate and reproduce throughout an approximate 2-month lifespan.

For complete control of California Red Scale, use in conjunction with Aphytis melinus.