Helpful Stages: Larva
Complete or Incomplete: Complete – egg, larva, pupa, adult
Appearance: Adult is orange. Grapefruit, lime, lemon color is BAD. Larva is glossy grayish w/orange splotches, elongated with pinchers
Order: Coleoptera – sheath winged
Eggs: Small yellow/gold footballs
Other Stages: Pupate – Brown with two columns of dark dots.
Eats: aphids, beetles, other sap feeders. Can eat more than 5000 aphids in lifetime. Adult does not eat insects.
Attractants: umbreliferous – sunflowers, dill, corriander, caraway, fennel, dandelion, buckwheat.