Rhyzobius lophanthae is a small ladybird with a length between 1.7 and 2.8 mm. The head and prothorax are dull orange or reddish-brown, as is the underside, both being densely covered with short hairs of two lengths. The elytra (wing cases) are blackish, often with a metallic bronze sheen.
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Parks and gardens, especially where cypress trees are present.
Usually encountered in the warmer months.
Rhyzobius lophanthae is a species native to New Zealand which was reported in London in 2008.
Rare in Leicestershire and Rutland although it may be moving into our area.
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