Whitefly Predator - Delphastus dejavu/sonoricus | SocalFauna.net

Adult preying on Ficus Whitefly. Long Beach
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Whitefly Predator (Delphastus dejavu/sonoricus)

Arthropoda > Insecta > Coleoptera > Polyphaga > Cucujoidea > Coccinellidae

In the west these two species have recently been elevated from synonomy with D. pusillus, which is now considered to be an exclusively eastern species. The type locality of D. dejavu is Corona, Riverside County; D. sonoricus from Arizona. A very tiny lady beetle (~1.5mm), and as with all members of this genus, both the adults and larvae feed on whiteflies. The species has been recorded throughout coastal California.

1. California Beetle Project at Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History
2. Robert D. Gordon. 1985. The Coccinellidae (Coleoptera) of America North of Mexico

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