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Apolinus lividigaster, known as the yellow-shouldered ladybird, is a small ladybird beetle found in Australia[1] and New Zealand.[2]

Apolinus lividigaster
Apolinus lividigaster cropped.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Coccinellidae
Genus: Apolinus
Species: A. lividigaster
Binomial name
Apolinus lividigaster
(Mulsant, 1853)

Platyomus lividigaster,Scymnodes lividigaster

Yellow Shouldered Ladybird (Apolinus lividigaster) with Aphis nerii


  1. ^ "Species Apolinus lividigaster (Mulsant, 1853)". Australian Faunal Directory. Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts. 9 October 2008. Retrieved 7 April 2010. 
  2. ^ Crowe, A. (2002). Which New Zealand Insect?. Auckland, N.Z.: Penguin. p. 47. ISBN 0-14-100636-6.