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Twenty Eight Spot Ladybird Beetle

Henosepilachna vigintioctopunctata


Most ladybirds are beneficial to the garden, but Twenty Eight Spot Ladybirds can be leaf eating pests. They are orange with 13 black spots on each wing cover. ( That only makes 26 spots - so where are the other two spots? - there seem to be more than two on the thorax?) They are fairly large ladybirds The larvae are yellow with stiff dark hairs Size: 8mm


Food: These ladybirds are common pests of plants in the Solanaceae family (Potatoes, tomatoes etc.) such as potatoes and eggplants, but also attack pumpkins, rock melons and other vegetable crops. Breeding: Twenty Eight Spot Ladybirds lay a cluster of tall pointed yellow eggs on the underside of a leaf of a food plant. The larvae pupate on the underside of a leaf.

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MacChristiansen 11 years ago

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New South Wales, Australia

Spotted on Nov 28, 2012
Submitted on Nov 28, 2012

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