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Pullus auritus (Thunberg, 1795)


Small ladybird with body completely covered with fine hair, head red.
Elytra completely black except for a narrow reddish border at the top.
Pronotum black in female and bicolorous  in male.


Its favorite prey are Phylloxera, aphids which colonize oaks. It can also consume Eucallipterus tiliae, lime-tree aphids and enjoys feasting on Acari.


It is reported mainly on oaks.