Landcare Research - Manaaki Whenua

Landcare-Research -Manaaki Whenua


Order: Coleoptera
Family: Coccinellidae

Size range

  • Small beetles, up to 5 mm long


  • New Zealand native and introduced species

Life History

  • Many colourful species are beneficial in the garden, feeding on powdery mildews, aphids, mealybugs, scale insects and mites
  • Bright colours advertise the fact that blood is toxic to mammals and most birds

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