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Nightshade ladybird

Epilachna paykulli?

Description:

A red ladybird with black spots, finely furry.

Habitat:

savanna/woodland

Notes:

Observed at Siphiso campsite, Mlawula Nature Reserve. Henosepilachna spp. are covered with fine hairs and appear dull; this specimen is hairless and glossy. ( http://www.ispot.org.za/node/134726 ) ID based on photo: http://www.biodiversityexplorer.org/beet...

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4 Comments

WildAdventress
WildAdventress 8 years ago

awesome! you're welcome

KateBraun
KateBraun 8 years ago

Bo, thanks again for your suggestion - it led me to what I hope is the right species.

KateBraun
KateBraun 8 years ago

Bo, thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately, it appears that this species is found in Asia and Australia, so this one might be related but a different species?

WildAdventress
WildAdventress 8 years ago

looks similar to Henosepilachna vigintioctopunctata (28 Spotted Potato Ladybird)

KateBraun
Spotted by
KateBraun

Mbabane, Sifundza seHhohho, Swaziland

Spotted on Apr 22, 2014
Submitted on Apr 28, 2014

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