Rodolia cardinalis


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Noun1.Rodolia cardinalis - native to AustraliaRodolia cardinalis - native to Australia; introduced elsewhere to control scale insects
lady beetle, ladybeetle, ladybird, ladybird beetle, ladybug - small round bright-colored and spotted beetle that usually feeds on aphids and other insect pests
genus Rodolia, genus Vedalia, Rodolia - genus of Australian ladybugs
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Conserving vedalia beetle, Rodolia cardinalis (Mulsant) (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae), in citrus: A continuing challenge as new insecticides gain registration.
Trapped % of Total Coelophora inaequalis (Fabricius) 179 38.6 Cryptolaemus montrouzieri Mulsant 140 30.2 Harmonia axyridis (Pallas) 112 24.1 Azya orbigera Mulsant 10 2.2 Brachiacantha dentipes (Fabricius) 9 1.9 Cycloneda sanguinea (L.) 5 1.1 Exochomus childerni Mulsant 3 0.6 Olla v-nigrum Mulsant 2 0.4 Chilocorus stigma (Say) 1 0.2 Coleomegilla maculata Mulsant 1 0.2 Rodolia cardinalis Mulsant 1 0.2 Chilocorus circumdatus 1 0.2 (Gyllenhal in Schonherr) Psyllobora vigintimaculata (Say) 0 0 TOTAL NO.
The most notable are cottony cushion scale, Icerya purchasi (Maskell) (Hemiptera: Monophlebidae), suppression by the coccinellid Rodolia cardinalis Mulsant in hot desert areas, and the parasitic fly Cryptochaetum iceryae (Williston) (Diptera: Cryptochaetidae) in cooler coastal zones (Quezada and DeBach 1973).