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Henosepilachna septima dieke (Coccinellidae; Coleoptera); a new record for Pakistan along with notes on its taxonomy, host plants and distribution.


Henosepilachna septima, an epilachnine ladybird beetle species, is here reported as new record for Pakistan. The species was collected as a serious pest of Bitter gourd Momordica charantia during 2008-2010 while studying epilachnine ladybird beetles of Pakistan. The species is widely distributed in the country, collected from all provinces including Azad Jammu and Kashmir. Notes are also provided on its genitalia morphology, host plants and seasonal occurrence. An identification key for the closely related species is given.