Henosepilachna vigintioctopunctata
[Twenty-eight Spot Ladybird, Epilachna Beetle, Hadda Beetle,]
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Classification: | Kingdom: Animalia | Phylum: Arthropoda | Class: Insecta | Order: Coleoptera | Family: Coccinellidae | Genus: Henosepilachna |

This larva was located on the Mile-a-minute creeper (Mikania micrantha), which should be its host plant. Apparently, this beetle is considered a serious pest as it feeds on crops from the Solanaceae family such as egg plant (Solanum melongena) [1-3].

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Reference:

[1] Sharma A, Pati PK. First record of 28-Spotted Ladybird Beetle, Henosepilachna vigintioctopunctata (F.) infesting Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal in Punjab Province of Northern India. Pest Technology 2011;5(1):91-92. | Read article |

[2] Naz F, Inayatullah M, Rafi MA, Ashfaque M, Ali A. Henosepilachna vigintioctopunctata (Fab.) (Epilachninae; Coccinellidae); its taxonomy, distribution and host plants in Pakistan. Sarhad J Agric 2012;28(3):421-427. | Read article |

[3] Sharma AK, Saxena R. Bioactivity of some indigenous plants for the control of hadda beetle, Henosepilachna vigintioctopunctata infesting brinjal. JBiopest 2012;5(2):100-106. | Read article |