Mealybug Destroyer Cryptolaemus montrouzieri (Mulsant, 1853)
An introduced species found in heated greenhouses. It is commonly used by commercial growers in large glasshouses as a biological pest control of Mealybugs. Adults occasionally escape through ventilation windows, where they may be found outdoors for a time, but cannot survive the UK Winter. The ones photographed were found in the Tropical House at Woodthorpe Grange, Nottingham in September 2013.
Nottinghamshire (VC56) distribution of Cryptolaemus montrouzieri
The records for the Nottinghamshire distribution map are currently provided by the following contributors - Trevor and Dilys Pendleton.

You can contribute your own records to help us gain an accurate status of this species in Nottinghamshire. Send an Excel spreadsheet of your records via the 'contact us' link at the top of the homepage.

Updated January 2016

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