Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Backyard Bugs . . . Scymnus Lady Beetle


This tiny guy (see last picture) is some kind of Scymnus lady beetle. There are over 270 species in this genus. Apparently, Scymnus was the name of an ancient Greek geographer.





2 comments:

Adonis said...

Nice shots of a very small creature! What's it do?

Merkin J. Pus-Tart said...

Apparently they are good at going after certain pest aphids. But I couldn't find out much else.