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Unknown larvae

Observed: 28th July 2013 By: HawkHoneyHawkHoney’s reputation in InvertebratesHawkHoney’s reputation in Invertebrates
unknown larvae

Found this on cat grass, it's about 3mm long a very similar looking to much larger ladybird larvae, so assuming it might be a beetle larvae. As you can see from the pic, it is quite furry.

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Not 24 spot ladybird

Have just been informed by a professional entomologist that it is a scymnus larvae.

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Scymnus are part of the Ladybird family or the were according to the books I have to hand. Cryptolaemus montrouzieri Mealy Bug predator does escape from glasshouses, (Ladybirds, Majerus & Kearns; p. 57,para. 3.