Pullus auritus

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.

Modification date : 07 February 2023 | Publication date : 21 February 2011 | Redactor : Evelyne Turpeau, Maurice Hullé, Bernard Chaubet