Henosepilachna vigintioctopunctata

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Henosepilachna vigintioctopunctata
Henosepilachna vigintioctopunctata.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Coccinellidae
Genus: Henosepilachna
Species: H. vigintioctopunctata
Binomial name
Henosepilachna vigintioctopunctata
(Fabricius, 1775)

Coccinella 28-punctata Fabricius, 1775
Coccinella sparsa Herbst, 1786
Epilachna gradaria Mulsant, 1850
Epilachna territa Mulsant, 1850
Epilachna vigintioctopunctata Auctt.
Epilachna sparsa Auctt.

Henosepilachna vigintioctopunctata is a species of beetle in the family Coccinellidae. It is commonly known as the 28-spotted potato ladybird[1] or the Hadda beetle.[2] It feeds on the foliage of potatoes and other solanaceous crops. It was previously called Epilachna vigintioctopunctata and is a cryptic species complex.[3] It is very often confused with a closely related species, Henosepilachna vigintioctomaculata, which occurs in Russia, China, Japan, and Korea, and is given the same "common name".[4]


This species is native to southeastern Asia, primarily India, but has been accidentally introduced to other parts of the world, including Australia[5] and New Zealand.[2] It has also been recorded from Brazil and Argentina, beginning in 1996.[6]

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This species causes damage to agricultural crops primarily in the family Solanaceae, especially potatoes; other crops include pumpkin, turnips, radishes, beans and spinach.[7]

Henosepilachna vigintioctopunctata


  1. ^ "Henosepilachna vigintioctopunctata (Fabricius)". CSIRO. July 7, 2005. Retrieved April 27, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b "Hadda Beetle". Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (New Zealand). February 12, 2010. Retrieved March 31, 2010. 
  3. ^ Haruo Katakura (September 20, 1997). "Species of Epilachna ladybird beetles". BioOne. Retrieved April 6, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Henosepilachna vigintioctomaculata". 
  5. ^ OzAnimals
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ Brisbane Insects

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