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Vedalia (Rodolia) ladybird beetle (397) Print Fact Sheet

Relates to: Biocontrol


Common Name

Vedalia beetle, cardinal ladybird

Scientific Name

Rodolia cardinalis; previously known as Vedalia cardinalis

AUTHOR Grahame Jackson
1Swaine G (1971) Agricultural Zoology in Fiji. Her Majesty's Stationery Office. London; and  Rodolia cardinalis. Wikipedia. (; and Martin NA (2016) Cardinal ladybird - Rodolia cardinalis. (; and Hoddle M (2013) Biocontrol of Icerya with Rodolia in the Galapagos. UC Riverside. (; and from Pacific Invasive Ant Toolkit. ( Photo 1 Katja Schulz, Rodolia cardinalis. Els Poblets, Alicante, Spain. ( Photo2  Vijay Cavale, Icerya purchasi, found on a lemon tree in our garden in Bangalore City, India.( Photo 3 Hectonichus, A larva of Rodolia cardinalis. Genova, Italy. ( Photo 4 Jeffrey W. Lotz, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services,

Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project HORT/2016/18: Responding to emerging pest and disease threats to horticulture in the Pacific islands, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Pacific Community.

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