Purple Scale Predator

Rhyzobius (=Lindorus) lophanthae

This beneficial devours both soft and hard scale insects in any type of growing environment.
Limited Availability. Ships on Wednesdays via Overnight methods only. Order by Tuesday for shipment the following Wednesday (Minimum 7 day processing). See Shipping Info for more information.
  • 100 Count
    SKU: 1121501
  • $85.50
  • Call 800-827-2847 to Order
  • 250 Count
    SKU: 1121502
  • $160.00
  • Call 800-827-2847 to Order
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Ships on Wednesdays via Overnight methods only. Order by Tuesday for shipment the following Wednesday. Call us at 1-800-827-2847 for earliest shipment dates.

Lindorus lophanthae is a black lady beetle that thrives in temperatures of 59-77° F and a relative humidity of 20-90%. Both adults and larvae feed on soft scale, including purple, black, brown, and red, as well as mealybugs and insect eggs.

Appearance: Small (2.5 mm./1/10 in.) shiny, black lady bird beetles. The larvae are grey alligator shaped with light colored bands running along the abdomen.

Release rates: 100/250 sq. ft. for light infestations or 100/100 sq. ft. for heavy infestations.

Purple Scale Predator Larvae
Purple Scale Predator Larvae - The black lady beetle, Lindorus lophanthae.

This Product Controls These Pests or Diseases:
This product works as a beneficial insect for control of the following: Citrus Red Scale (aka California Red Scale) (Aonidiella aurantii), Citrus Yellow Scale (aka California Yellow Scale) (Aonidiella citrina), Scale (Mult.)

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