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Henosepilachna vigintioctopunctata


Henosepilachna vigintioctopunctata is a species of beetle in the family Coccinellidae. These are commonly known as 28-speckled potato beetle or Hadda beetle. It eats potato leaves and other solanaceous plants. It was previously called Epilachna vigintioctopunctata and is a complex of cryptic species. It is very often confused with a closely related species, Henosepilachna vigintioctomaculata, which lives in Russia, China, Japan, and Korea, and is given the same "common name".


This species is native to Southeast Asia, especially India, but has been accidentally introduced to other parts of the world, including Australia and New Zealand. It has also been recorded from Brazil and Argentina, starting in 1996.

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Jetnosfreak a month ago

Thank you; Modestus!

Modestus a month ago

Thank you for your input
I am also new to this project

Modestus a month ago


SukanyaDatta a month ago

Hello modes4413,
You could put 28-speckled potato beetle or Hadda beetle (any one name) as the common name and Henosepilachna vigintioctopunctata as the scientific name. In the Wikipedia link box for reference you could paste this:
That way your spotting will be complete...Also, please fill in where you saw the species...not what books say about where it is makes the story complete. Thanks...Good luck with many more spottings.

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