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Rodolia cardinalis  (Mulsant, 1850)
Family: Coccinellidae
Size: 3.8 mm (2.5 to 4.0 mm)
Distribution: Australian origin, has been distributed around the world
Ecology: The beetle is the major predator of cottony-cushion scale.
For example introduced against the cottony cushion scale Icverya purchasi in citrus orchards in California
Location: Australia, Sidney
leg. J.J.Walker, 1900; det. R.D.Pope, 1953
Coll. Oxford University Museum of Natural History
Photo: U.Schmidt, 2018

Rodolia cardinalis   (enlarged)

Rodolia cardinalis   (Flickr)