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12-spotted Lady Beetle

Epilachna sp

Description:

small beetle

Habitat:

montane rainforest

Notes:

Spotted in Gunung Gede national park.

1 Species ID Suggestions

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago
12-spotted Lady Beetle
Epilachna indica None


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5 Comments

thaptor
thaptor 3 years ago

Found matching images as "Epilachna admirabilis" - but this seems to be a wrong ID:
https://www.researchgate.net/figure/2630...

Epilachnini are a difficult group . . . and I fear we cannot even give genus level IDs from photos in future, after I have read this:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2765...

dandoucette
dandoucette 3 years ago

Okay bayucca I've changed it back to just the genus.

bayucca
bayucca 3 years ago

Dan, we maybe have to go back to Epilachna sp. or Epilachna cf. indica:
http://www.projectnoah.org/spottings/160...

dandoucette
dandoucette 6 years ago

Thanks for the ID bayucca.

bayucca
bayucca 6 years ago

Coccinellidae, Coccinellinae, Epilachnini, Epilachna sp. and rather Epilachna indica than Epilachna admirabilis, which would usually have much larger spots:
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-ndEKR28-M_g/UJ...
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-gAtoVEpg0sI/U4...

dandoucette
Spotted by
dandoucette

Jawa Barat, Indonesia

Spotted on Dec 6, 2013
Submitted on Jul 19, 2014

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