Reserva Ecológica Costanera Sur

Sitio realizado por aficionados a la observación de aves desde 10 de enero 2006

Lady beetle - Eriopis connexa

Order Coleoptera
Family Coccinellidae
21-11-15 © Gustavo F. Brahamian
10-10-15 © Sergio Cusano
Coccinellids, except for a few species, are friendly to man. Friendly, not because they do not bite but because they are pest controllers. They predate on aphids, psyllids, mites, etc reducing drastically the damage these insects cause to crop plants. This ladybug Eriopis connexa serves this purpose. It is native and has shown to be very effective to control aphids which attack maize, soya, wheat and sorghum crops. That is why it has been studied quite thouroughly to know its potentialities to be applied accordingly.