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ladybug [ID unknown]  Coccinellidae,Epilachninae,Fall,Geotagged,Henosepilachna,Henosepilachna vigintioctomaculata,India,closeup,davangere,ladybug,macro Click/tap to enlarge Species introCountry intro

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  1. Epilachninae - probably some (Henos)Epilachna sp. - same as this one:
    Henosepilachna vigintioctomaculata <br />
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https://www.jungledragon.com/image/86248/ladybug_id_unknown.html<br />
 Coccinellidae,Epilachninae,Fall,Geotagged,Henosepilachna,Henosepilachna vigintioctomaculata,India,closeup,davangere,insects,ladybug,macro

    Do you know the plant they were on? Will need to check what is known from the area
    Posted 11 months ago
    1. Ah sorry! I don't know the plant.
      Similar shot with side view from a flikerite :)
      https://www.flickr.com/photos/itchydogimages/9404026871
      Posted 10 months ago
      1. This one should be close to Henosepilachna vigintioctopunctata (cosmopolitan and known from India), but the pattern isn't right for that species(!)
        The pattern agrees with the likes of Henosepilachna vigintioctomaculata, H. vigintisexpunctata or H. sumbana.
        According to the catalogue by Jadwiszczak & Wegrzynowicz (2003) none of these occur in India, but Poorani (2004) does list at least H. vigintioctomaculata, which also makes the most sense of the three to have arrived in India (from the north and east, over land).
        So these may be tentatively ID'd as H. vigintioctomaculata for now, I suppose.
        Posted 10 months ago, modified 10 months ago
        1. Appreciate your efforts for doing research. I have added the image in other portals for RFC, will keep it posted here once I get any updates.

          Between, found a similar one here -- https://www.inaturalist.org/observations/1089437

          Thanks again, Pudding4brainsPudding4brains !
          Posted 10 months ago, modified 10 months ago
          1. The one you linked has the same pattern as yours and hence I do NOT think that it is vigintioctopunctata, but like yours 28-maculata, 26-punctata or sumbana (would have to check what is most plausible in that region)

            The guys that provided the ID, link to this page (by means of the thumbnail with their comment) and that one DOES look like 28-punctata:
            https://www.inaturalist.org/taxa/354799-Henosepilachna-vigintioctopunctata
            But the pattern on that one is really, really different :o)
            One of the guys is Martin LagerweyMartin Lagerwey - I'll ask his opinion.
            Posted 10 months ago, modified 10 months ago

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''Henosepilachna vigintioctomaculata'' is a species of beetle in the family Coccinellidae. It is commonly known as the 28-spotted potato ladybird, a name also used for the closely related species, ''Henosepilachna vigintioctopunctata''.

Similar species: Beetles
Species identified by Pudding4brains
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Uploaded Nov 3, 2019. Captured Oct 31, 2019 13:11 in Unnamed Road, Bannikodu, Karnataka 577530, India.
  • NIKON D7100
  • f/13.0
  • 1/250s
  • ISO280
  • 105mm