About This Natural Enemy

Natural Enemy Description
Cryptolaemus montrouzieri Predatory ladybird beetle used to control many mealybugs. Larvae and adult beetles eat all stages of mealybugs. Can be used with Leptomastix dactylopii. Optimum humidity at time of release, 70-80%. Adults do not fly at temperatures below 56F. Cryptolaemus enters diapause (hibernation) in the fall when daylength is short and evening temperatures drop.