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Mealy Bug Destroyer

This is what the mealy bug destroyer looks like, they are usually very difficult to film as they are very active.

The mealy bug destroyer prefers to eat mealy bugs but if these are in short supply it will eat aphids and scale as well.

Mealy bug destroyer eggs are laid within the egg sacks produced by the mealy bug (but not the long-tailed mealy bug, as it only produces live young). The female lives about two months and can lay up to 400 eggs in that time.

Species: Cryptolaemus Montrouzieri

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