Exochomus melanocephalus (ZOUBKOFF 1833)

Fallahzadeh, M., Abdimaleki, R. & Saghaei, N., 2013, Contribution to the Knowledge of the Ladybird beetles (Coleoptera, Coccinellidae), Predators of Mealybugs (Hemiptera, Pseudococcidae) in Hormozgan Province, Southern Iran, Linzer biologische Beiträge 45 (1), pp. 673-679: 676

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Exochomus melanocephalus (ZOUBKOFF 1833)


Exochomus melanocephalus (ZOUBKOFF 1833)  

M a t e r i a l: 2♀♀, 633, Bandar-e-Abbas, 30.05.2009, ex N. viridis   on Ziziphus mauritiana LAM.   ( Rhamnaceae   ); 20♀♀, 13, Bandar-e-Abbas, 21.06.2009, ex N. viridis   on Z. mauritiana   ; 4♀♀, 233, Bandar-e-Abbas, 7.08.2010, ex N. viridis   on Z. mauritiana   .

R e m a r k s: It has been recorded as a predator of the mealybug Ferrisia virgata (COCKERELL) ( LE PELLEY 1968)   .

D i s t r i b u t i o n: South Russia, Transcaucasia, Iran ( MADER 1955, YAGHMAEI & KHARAZI PAKDEL 1995).