Subject: Strange bug found by swimming pool
Geographic location of the bug: Brisbane Australia
Time: 09:46 PM EDT
Your letter to the bugman: Hi we came across this guy the other day. Found by my grand daughter. Just wondered if you have seen anything like it before. Thanks
How you want your letter signed: Gary Buckle
This looks to us like the larva of a Lady Beetle known as a Mealybug Destroyer, a species native to Australia that has been exported for agricultural purposes to help control populations of Mealybugs in agricultural areas. The larva is pictured on the Brisbane Insect site.