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Mealybug Destroyer eating scale eggs

The Mealybug destroyer lady beetle, Cryptolaemus montrouzieri, is considered to be beneficial insect because they feed on insect pests, such as mealybugs and scale. In this brief video the larva is feeding on scale eggs. So, identify any insects on your landscape before you spray. If you need help contact you local Extension office. In Florida visit the University of Florida Extension website:

and open the local offices page (in the blue bar under the main photo) to find your County Extension office.

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