The rich and rare biodiversity in Cyprus. The Cyprus biodiversity includes 1950 plants, 650 seashells, 250 fishes, more than 6.000 insects, 400 birds including migratory, 30 mammals, 8 snakes, 11 lizards,three amphibians,120 land snails,fungi estimated 5-8 thousandand and three turtles . These numbers continually increase as a result of research.
Saturday, 28 May 2016
Cheilomenes propinqua nilotica Mulsant - Cyprus
Family: Coccinellidae Cheilomenes propinqua is a carnivorous beetle of the family Coccinellidae. The species adults and larvae, feeds on aphids.
Photos at Aradippou 20/5/2016, by Michael Hadjiconstantis.
Many thanks to Michalis Michael for his help on finding the species.