Photo 2. Planting in Fiji that has been totally destroyed by the ladybird beetle, Epilachna vigintioctopunctata.
Photo 3. Severely damaged potato plants showing damage caused by the ladybird beetle, Epilachna vigintioctopunctata. Leaf miner damage is also apparent.
Photo 4. Top surface of Photo 1 showing the damage to the leaf caused by the 28-spot potato ladybird beetle, Epilachna vigintioctopunctata. Leaf miner symptoms are also present.
Photo 5. Two larvae of the potato ladybird beetle, Epilachna vigintioctopunctata, on the underside of a severely damaged leaf (top and centre near stem).
Photo 6. Damage to a nightshade weed by the 28-spot potato ladybird beetle, Epilachna vigintioctopunctata.
Photo 7. Larvae of 28-spot potato ladybird beetle, Epilachna vigintioctopunctata, on a nightshade weed.
Potato ladybird beetle, 28-spotted ladybird beetle, eggplant ladybird beetle (see Fact Sheet no. 58), Philippine ladybeetle.
AUTHOR Grahame Jackson & Mani Mua
Information from CABI (2012) Epilachna vigintioctopunctata (hadda beetle) Crop Protection Compendium. (http://www.cabi.org/cpc/). Photo 1 Merle Shepard, Gerald R.Carner, and P.A.C Ooi, Insects and their Natural Enemies Associated with Vegetables and Soybean in Southeast Asia, Bugwood.org
Produced with support from the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research under project PC/2010/090: Strengthening integrated crop management research in the Pacific Islands in support of sustainable intensification of high-value crop production, implemented by the University of Queensland and the Secretariat of the Pacific Community.
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