Novius cardinalis

These ladybirds are native to Australia and have been used as a  biological control agent of cottony cushion scale in California.

Vedalia Beetle, Novius cardinalis, formerly Rodolia cardinalis
Early April 2010
Ulverstone
Identification thanks  to Adam Slipinski
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Late November 2011
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart
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IMG 9832  IMG 9833

Early April 2014
Kingston
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IMG 9265

Late October 2014
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart
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IMG 2427  IMG 2428  IMG 2429  IMG 2432  IMG 2435

Pupal Case
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart
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Emerging adult
Mid February 2016
Knocklofty Reserve, Hobart
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20160215 IMG 6959

Emerging adult
Mid February 2016
Knocklofty Reserve, nipaluna/Hobart
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20160215 IMG 6960  20160215 IMG 6961  20160215 IMG 6962

Emerging adult
Mid February 2016
Knocklofty Reserve, nipaluna/Hobart
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20160215 IMG 6965

Late March 2016
Knocklofty Reserve,
nipaluna/Hobart
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20160324 IMG 7970  20160324 IMG 7972  20160324 IMG 7973

Early September 2016
The Domain, nipaluna/Hobart
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20160903 IMG 9501

Early March 2018
Knocklofty Reserve, nipaluna/Hobart
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IMG 2389  IMG 2390