Revista Brasileira de Entomologia Revista Brasileira de Entomologia
Rev Bras Entomol 2015;59:113-20 - Vol. 59 Núm.2 DOI: 10.1016/j.rbe.2015.03.006
Systematics, Morphology and Biogeography
Immatures of Epilachna Chevrolat (Coleoptera, Coccinellidae, Epilachninae)
Sonia A. Casaria,, , Edson P. Teixeirab
a Museu de Zoologia, Universidade de São Paulo (MZUSP), São Paulo, SP, Brazil
b Instituto Agronômico de Campinas (IAC), Campinas, SP, Brazil
Recebido 06 Outubro 2014, Aceitaram 13 Março 2015
Abstract

Description of the pupa and redescription of the larva of Epilachna vigintioctopunctata (Fabricius), collected for the first time on Brugmansia suaveoleus (Humb. and Bonpl. ex Willd.) Bercht. and J. Presl (Solanaceae) (trombeteiro), in the state of São Paulo (Brazil), is presented. The diagnoses of the described pupae of E. clandestina (Mulsant), E. paenulata (Germar) and E. spreta (Mulsant), based on specimens examined, and that of E. cacica Guérin, based on the literature, are presented. A comparison among the known larvae and pupae of this genus is also presented. This is the first description of immatures of E. vigintioctopunctata from the Western Hemisphere.

Keywords
Eggs, Neotropical region, Pupae illustrations
Rev Bras Entomol 2015;59:113-20 - Vol. 59 Núm.2 DOI: 10.1016/j.rbe.2015.03.006