Henosepilachna elaterii

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Henosepilachna elaterii
Henosepilachna elaterii elaterii 01.JPG
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H. elaterii
Binomial name
Henosepilachna elaterii
(Rossi, 1794)
Synonyms
  • Coccinella chrysomelina Fabricius, 1775[1]
  • Epilachna chrysomelina (Fabricius, 1775)
  • Coccinella elaterii Rossi, 1794

The melon ladybird beetle (Henosepilachna elaterii Rossi, 1794)[2] is a phytophagous ladybird species found in southern Europe, Africa and western Asia.[3] It feeds mainly on squirting cucumber, but also on other cultivated or spontaneous Cucurbitaceae plants.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fabricius J. C., 1775. Systema entomologiae, sistens insectorum classes, ordines, genera, species, adiectis synonymis, locis, descriptionibus, observationibus. 832 pp. Flensburgi et Lipsiae in Officina Libraria Kortii. p. 82 (http://gdz.sub.uni-goettingen.de/dms/load/img/?PID=PPN578515547%7CLOG_0006&physid=PHYS_0117)
  2. ^ Fauna Europaea, retrieved August 22, 2014
  3. ^ "Epilachna chrysomelina", AgroAtlas, retrieved August 22, 2014