: a genus of small predacious coccinellid beetles including an Australian species (C. montrouzieri) that has been widely introduced to control mealybug infestations on citrus

Word History


New Latin, from crypt- + -laemus (from Greek laimos throat, gullet)

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“Cryptolaemus.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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