Common name: Melon ladybird beetle Products: (PLure) (PTrap Pack) ( PTrap). Epilachna chrysomelina is a species of insects with 1 observation. No articles are available for Epilachna chrysomelina in the Encyclopedia of Life. EOL invites you to contribute articles about Epilachna chrysomelina such as.

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In the past various organophosphates and carbamates successfully controlled the pest. Shoulders widely rounded, tibiae simple. Adults mm long, red-brown, dorsum with short hairs, each elytron with 6 black points. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. The larvae feed and pupate there; those of the autumnal generation then enter dormancy.

Epilachna chrysomelina

Pupation occurs on leaves and pupa develops days. They feed on some weeds, too, including dandelion, goose-foot, and bindweed. Views View Edit History. If the file has been modified from its original dhrysomelina, some details such as the timestamp may not fully reflect those of the original file.

Journal of Entomological Society of Iran Fauna and biology of the beetles injuring agricultural plants in Azerbaijan. This image was originally posted to Flickr by gailhampshire at https: Additional damage is due to the transmission of squash mosaic virus by the beetle, a disease manifested by misshapen fruits, leaf blistering, yellowing and distortions.

This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution 2. It was reviewed on 23 July by FlickreviewR and was confirmed to be licensed under the terms of the cc-by Pest of melons and gourds.


Body widely ovate, mainly red-brownish; metathorax black; dorsum covered with short hairs. Laboratory evaluation of certain natural compounds against the melon ladybird beetle, Epilachna chrysomelina F. Female lays eggs on the xhrysomelina surface of host plant leaf. Archives of Phytopathology and Plant Protection Key to harmful and useful insects and mites of vegetable cultures and potato in the USSR.

This file contains additional information such as Exif metadata which may have been added by the digital camera, scanner, or software program used to create or digitize it. Beetles are more gluttonous during reproduction time. Body length, mm.

Damaged melon and gourd fruits keep badly, decaying cheysomelina days.

Contributions to the biology of Epilachna chrysomclina in Israel. Mature larva is Embryogenesis lasts days. Adults hibernate under the litter in fields or under rush, where sometimes hundreds of beetles per 1 plant are aggregated.

Larva yellow-green, about mm long, the dorsum covered with several longitudinal rows of branched setae. The adults feed on the same hosts, sometimes aggregating in hundreds on the plants.

Number of pests and entomophages of vegetable cultures and potato in different agricultural zones of the USSR.

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Various cucurbits Cucurbitaceaelike melons, water melons, snake melons and gourds. It damages mainly melons, cucumbers, pumpkins, and vegetable marrows. Fertility is about eggs.

Most injury caused by this pest is to young melons, cucumbers and pumpkins. The pest was relatively less fecund on cucumber, suggesting options for resistance breeding.

Influence of temperature, photoperiod and host-plant on the bionomics of the melon ladybird Epilachna chrysomelina F. Spring activity begins in middle or last thirds of April, after appearance of early melon or gourd seedlings.


Chrysomwlina begins after a few days of additional feeding. About biology of Epilachna chrysomelina F.

Larva in the 1st instar is about 2 mm in length, yellow; its dorsal surface is covered with 4 longitudinal rows of branched spicules. It gives generations.

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Biological aspects, food preference and chemical control of the cucurbit beetle, Henosepilachna elaterii Rossi Coleoptera; Coccinellidae. Naudin, a long, slender fruit, was preferred by E. The following other wikis use this file: Diapause termination extends days. Control measures include removal of plant residues after harvesting, autumn plowing, and crop rotation. Melon ladybird beetle, twelve-spotted melon beetle.

The largest fertility is observed epialchna the first generation, beetles of 3rd-4th generations don’t lay eggs.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Arab Journal of Plant Protection 9: The timestamp is only as accurate as the clock in the camera, and it may be completely wrong. Entire seedlings can be consumed, and partially damaged plants may rot afterwards.

You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use. The pest sometimes entirely consumes seedlings of the melons and gourds of late sowings.

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