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Identify possible pest please.

Eggplant    None Given

Can anyone help me to identify this kind of insect? I found this in a leaf of eggplant.


Posted by: Francisco (1 point) Francisco
Posted: November 30, 2016




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It could be leaf eating lady beetles - Epilachna spp. larvae (family: Coccinellidae, order: Coleoptera).
Both adults and larvae feeds on leaves, flower and fruits of eggplants. On leaves, they scrape the tissue, particularly between veins. Severe infestation leads to skeletonized appearance. On fruits, they will cause small shallow hollows on the surface.

http://www.infonet-biovision.org/Plan...


Posted by: Dr. Ravishankar Narayana (11 points) Dr. Ravishankar Narayana
Posted: November 30, 2016




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It doesn't look like a bean beetle larva.. looks more akin to a species within the genus Coleomegilla, which would be a beneficial. It looks a lot like C. maculata in N America.. they are cool omnivorous lady beetles who eat soft bodied pests, mold spores, and even pollen.


Posted by: Lauren Diepenbrock (4 points) Lauren Diepenbrock
Posted: December 1, 2016




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