Classification: | Kingdom: Animalia | Phylum: Arthropoda | Class: Insecta | Order: Coleoptera | Family: Coccinellidae | Genus: Epilachna |
This beetle feeds on the leaves of the Mile-a-minute vine (Mikania micrantha). Another ladybird beetle that had this vine as host plant is Henosepilachna diekei but it was reported in Indonesia .
 Matsubayashi KW, Kahono S, Katakura H. Divergent host plant preference causes assortative mating between sympatric host races of the ladybird beetle, Henosepilachna diekei. Biological J Linnean Society 2013;110(3):606-614.