Arif Maulana, Tri Atmowidi, Sih Kahono
| Abstract views: 311 | PDF views: 276


We collected the little-known ladybird beetle Afissa incauta in the mountainous region of Bandung, West Java. The beetle occurred sympatrically with the very similar species A. gedeensis. Here, we provide an update to the current knowledge for these two species. The A. incauta we collected have a slightly smaller and duller body compared to the previously known specimens of Afissa incauta, with convergent elytral maculation similar to A. gedeensis.




Afissa gedeensis, Afissa incauta, Coleoptera, Epilachnini, ladybird beetle

Full Text:



Dejean, P.F.M.A. 1837. Catalogue des Coléoptères de la Collection de M. le Comte Dejean. Troisième édition, revue, corriegée et augmentée. Paris: Méquignon-Marvis Pères et Fils: 503 pp.

Dieke, G.H. 1947. Ladybeetles of the Genus Epilachna (sens. Lat.) in Asia, Europe and Australia. Washington: Smithsonian Miscellaneous Collections 106: 183 pp.

Jadwiszczak, A. & Węgrzynowicz, P. 2003. World Catalogue of Coccinellidae. Part I-Epilachninae. Olsztyn: Mantis: 264 pp.

Katakura, H., Nakano, S., Hosogai, T. & Kahono, S. 1994. Female internal reproductive organs, modes of sperm transfer, and phylogeny of Asian Epilachninae (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Journal of Natural History, 28(3): 577-583. https://doi.org/10.1080/00222939400770261

Katakura, H., Nakano, S., Kahono, S., Abbas, I. & Nakamura, K. 2001. Epilachnine ladybird beetles (Coleoptera, Coccinellidae) of Sumatra and Java. TROPICS, 10(3): 325-352. https://doi.org/10.3759/tropics.10.325

Katoh, T., Koji, S., Ishida, T.A., Matsubayashi, K.W., Kahono, S., Kobayashi, N., Furukawa, K., Viet, B.T., Vasconcellos-Neto, J., Lange, C.N., Goergen, G., Nakano, S., Li, N.N., Yu, G.Y. & Katakura, H. 2014. Phylogeny of Epilachna, Henosepilachna and some minor genera of phytophagous ladybird beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae: Coccinellinae: Epilachnini), with an analysis of ancestral biogeography and host-plant utilization. Zoological Science, 31(12): 820-830. https://doi.org/10.2108/zs140088

Lawrence, J.F., Ślipiński, A., Seago, A.E., Thayer, M.K., Newton, A.F. & Marvaldi, A.E. 2011. Phylogeny of the Coleoptera based on morphological characters of adults and larvae. Annales Zoologici, 61(1): 1-217. https://doi.org/10.3161/000345411X576725

LeSage, L. 1991. Coccinellidae (Cucujoidea). In: F.W. Stehr, ed. Immature Insects. Vol. 2. Dubuque: Kendall/Hunt: pp. 485-494.

Li, C.S. & Cook, E.F. 1961. The Epilachninae of Taiwan (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Pacific Insects, 3(1): 31-91.

Matsubayashi, K.W., Kahono, S., Fujiyama, N., Yokoyama, J., Hartini, S., Basangala, S., Monthum, Y., Hashim, R. & Katakura, H. 2016a. Geographic distribution, host plants, and morphological variation of the currently radiating phytophagous ladybird beetle Henosepilachna diekei. Journal of Natural History, 50(5-6): 363-376. https://doi.org/10.1080/00222933.2015.1079339

Matsubayashi, K.W., Kahono, S., Hartini, S., Fujiyama, N. & Katakura, H. 2016b. Redescription of the phytophagous ladybird beetle Henosepilachna diekei and descriptions of two related species from Indonesia (Coccinellidae, Coccinellinae, Epilachnini). Insecta Matsumurana, 72: 1-16. http://hdl.handle.net/2115/62821

Matsubayashi, K.W., Kahono, S., Hartini, S. & Katakura, H. 2019. Extremely divergent host plant acceptance with gene flow between sympatric host races of the phytophagous ladybird beetle Henosepilachna diekei. Entomological Science, 22(4). https://doi.org/10.1111/ens.12382

Matsubayashi, K.W., Kahono, S. & Katakura, H. 2011. Divergent host plant specialization as the critical driving force in speciation between populations of a phytophagous ladybird beetle. Journal of Evolutionary Biology, 24(7): 1421-1432. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1420-9101.2011.02274.x

Matsubayashi, K.W. & Katakura, H. 2009. Contribution of multiple isolating barriers to reproductive isolation between a pair of phytophagous ladybird beetles. Evolution, 63(10): 2563-2580. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1558-5646.2009.00738.x

Mulsant, E. 1850. Species des Coléoptères Trimères Securipalpes. Lyon: Annales des Sciences Physiques et Naturelles, d’Agriculture et d’Industrie, publiées par la Société nationale d’Agriculture, ect., de Lyon, Deuxième Série 2: 1104pp.

Nakano, S., Katakura, H., Abbas, I., Kahono, S. & Nakamura, K. 2001. Oviposition patterns of Asian phytophagous ladybird beetles (Coleoptera, Coccinellidae, Epilachninae). TROPICS, 10(3): 353-362. https://doi.org/10.3759/tropics.10.353

Ohta-Matsubayashi, Y., Katakura, H., Kahono, S. & Kikuchi, N. 2017. A taxonomic review of the phytophagous ladybird beetles of the Diekeana alternans complex (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae: Epilachnini) with descriptions of eight new species and one new subspecies. Insecta Matsumurana, 73: 1-37. http://hdl.handle.net/2115/67680

Richards, A.M. 1983. The Epilachna vigintioctopunctata complex (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). International Journal of Entomology, 25(1): 11-41.

Ślipiński, A. 2007. Australian Ladybird Beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae). Their Biology and Classification. Canberra: Australian Biological Resources Study: 286 pp.

Ślipiński, A. & Tomaszewska, W. 2010. Coccinellidae Latreille, 1802. R.A.B Leschen, R.G Beutel & J.F. Lawrence, eds. Handbook of Zoology. Vol 2, Coleoptera. Berlin/New York: Walter de Gruyter GbH &Co. KG: pp. 454-472.

Szawaryn, K., Bocak, L., Ślipiński, A., Escalona, H.E. & Tomaszewska, W. 2015. Phylogeny and evolution of phytophagous ladybird beetles (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae: Epilachnini), with recognition of new genera. Systematic Entomology, 40(3): 547-569. https://doi.org/10.1111/syen.12121

Thunberg, C.P. 1781. Dissertatio Entomologica. Novas insectoum species, sistens cujus partem primam, Cons. Exper. Facul. Med. Upsal., publ ice ventil andam exhibent praeses Caeol. P. Thunberg, et respondens Samuel Casström. Joh. Edman, Direct. et Reg. Acad. Typogr., Upsaliae, 28 pp.

Tomaszewska, W. & Szawaryn, K. 2016. Epilachnini (Coleoptera: Coccinellidae)-A revision of the world genera. Journal of Insect Science, 16(1): 101; 1-91. https://doi.org/10.1093/jisesa/iew082

Copyright (c) 2020 Research Center for Biology, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI)


  • There are currently no refbacks.