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Rhyzobius lophanthae
(scale-eating ladybird)



Rhyzobius lophanthae (scale-eating ladybird)


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  • 14 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Natural Enemy
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Rhyzobius lophanthae
  • Preferred Common Name
  • scale-eating ladybird
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Metazoa
  •     Phylum: Arthropoda
  •       Subphylum: Uniramia
  •         Class: Insecta
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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Rhyzobius lophanthae (Blaisdell)

Preferred Common Name

  • scale-eating ladybird

Other Scientific Names

  • Lindorus lophanthae (Blaisdell)
  • Rhizobius lophanthae (Blaisdell)
  • Rhyzobius coeruleipennis (Sicard)
  • Scymnus lophanthae Blaisdell

EPPO code

  • LINDLO (Rhyzobius lophanthae)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Metazoa
  •         Phylum: Arthropoda
  •             Subphylum: Uniramia
  •                 Class: Insecta
  •                     Order: Coleoptera
  •                         Family: Coccinellidae
  •                             Genus: Rhyzobius
  •                                 Species: Rhyzobius lophanthae

Distribution Table

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The distribution in this summary table is based on all the information available. When several references are cited, they may give conflicting information on the status. Further details may be available for individual references in the Distribution Table Details section which can be selected by going to Generate Report.

Continent/Country/RegionDistributionLast ReportedOriginFirst ReportedInvasiveReferenceNotes


Georgia (Republic of)PresentGreathead, 1973
IndiaIntroduced, establishedSankaran, 1974
-Andhra PradeshPresent
-HaryanaIntroduced, not establishedPawar et al., 1984
-KarnatakaIntroduced, establishedPawar et al., 1983
-Uttar PradeshIntroduced, not establishedPawar te al., 1984
-West BengalIntroduced, establishedAnsari et al., 1987
IsraelIntroduced, establishedGreathead, 1971
PhilippinesIntroduced, establishment uncertainRao et al., 1971
TurkeyIntroduced, establishedKaraca & Uygun, 1990


AlgeriaIntroduced, establishedGreathead, 1973
East AfricaPresent
KenyaIntroduced, establishedGreathead 1975
LibyaIntroduced, establishedGreathead 1973
MauritiusIntroduced, establishedGreathead, 1971
MoroccoIntroduced, establishedGreathead 1973
RéunionPresentGreathead, 1973
South AfricaIntroduced, establishedGreathead 1971
SwazilandIntroduced, establishedAtkinson, 1983
TanzaniaIntroduced, establishedGreathead 1975
TunisiaIntroduced, establishedGreathead 1973
UgandaIntroduced, establishment uncertainGreathead 1975

North America

BermudaIntroduced, establishedCock, 1985
CanadaPresentCAB Abstracts
-British ColumbiaIntroduced, establishedMcNamara, 1991
-CaliforniaIntroduced, establishedClausen, 1978
-FloridaIntroduced, establishedBrowning, 1994
-HawaiiIntroduced, establishedClausen, 1978

Central America and Caribbean

Saint Vincent and the GrenadinesIntroduced, establishment uncertainCock, 1985
Trinidad and TobagoIntroduced, not establishedCock, 1985

South America

ArgentinaIntroduced, establishedGreathead 1973
ChileIntroduced, establishedZu±iga, 1985
PeruIntroduced, establishedGreathead and Greathead, 1992


CyprusIntroduced, establishedGreathead, 1976
Czechoslovakia (former)Introduced, not establishedClausen, 1978
GreeceIntroduced, establishedArgyriou & Kourmadas, 1980
ItalyIntroduced, establishedGreathead 1976
PortugalIntroduced, establishedRaimundo et al., 1984
-AzoresIntroduced, establishedRaimundo et al., 1984
-MadeiraIntroduced, establishedRaimundo et al., 1984


AustraliaIndigenousCAB Abstracts
-QueenslandPresentCAB Abstracts
-South AustraliaPresent
Cook IslandsIntroduced, establishedWalker & Deitz, 1979
GuamIntroduced, not establishedRao et al., 1971
New ZealandIntroduced, establishedGreathead 1973

Natural enemy of

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SpeciesStages attackedCountries where known to occurReferences
Aonidiella aurantiiAdults/Eggs/Larvae/Nymphs/Pupae
Aspidiotus destructorAdults/Eggs/Larvae/Nymphs/Pupae
Aspidiotus neriiAdults/Eggs/Larvae/Nymphs/Pupae
Aulacaspis tegalensisAdults/Eggs/Larvae/Nymphs/Pupae
Aulacaspis tubercularisAdults/Eggs/Larvae/Nymphs/Pupae
Carulaspis minimaAdults/Nymphs
Ceroplastes japonicusAdults/Nymphs
Chrysomphalus aonidumAdults/Eggs/Larvae/Nymphs/Pupae
Chrysomphalus dictyospermiAdults/Nymphs
Coccus hesperidumAdults/Eggs/Larvae/Nymphs/Pupae
Coccus pseudomagnoliarum
Diaspidiotus perniciosusAdults/Nymphs
Diaspis bromeliaeAdults/Eggs/Larvae/Nymphs/Pupae
Fiorinia theaeAdults/Eggs/Larvae/Nymphs/Pupae
Hemiberlesia cyanophylli
Lepidosaphes beckiiAdults/Eggs/Larvae/Nymphs/Pupae
Melanaspis glomerataAdults/Eggs/Larvae/Nymphs/Pupae
Parasaissetia nigraAdults/Eggs/Larvae/Nymphs/Pupae
Parlatoria pergandiiAdults/Eggs/Larvae/Nymphs/Pupae
Parlatoria ziziphiAdults/Eggs/Larvae/Nymphs/Pupae
Pseudaulacaspis pentagonaAdults/Eggs/Larvae/Nymphs/Pupae
Pseudococcus longispinusAdults/Eggs/Larvae/Nymphs/Pupae
Selenaspidus articulatusAdults/Nymphs

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