Henosepilachna nativitatis (Arrow in Waterhouse et al., 1900:95)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Epilachna nativitatis Arrow in Waterhouse et al., 1900:95 (basionym)


Conservation Status


Last record: 1897-1898 (James et al., 2019)



Christmas Island, Australia


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Arrow in: Charles Owen Waterhouse, Charles Joseph Gahan, Gilbert John Arrow. (1900). Order 4 – Coleoptera, pp. 89-127. In: Andrews, Charles W. (ed.). A Monograph of Christmas Island (Indian Ocean): Physical Features and Geology, with Descriptions of the Fauan and Flora by Numerous Contributors. London: British Museum (Natural History). xiii+[i]+337 pp., 21 pls.


Other references:

Jadwiszczak, A.S. and Wegrzynowicz, P. (2003). Catalogue of Coccinellidae. Part I – Epilachninae. Mantis: Olsztyn, Poland.

James, D. J., Green, P. T., Humphreys, W. F. and Woinarski, J. C. Z. (2019). Endemic species of Christmas Island, Indian Ocean. Records of the Western Australian Museum 34(2): 55-114. DOI: 10.18195/issn.0312-3162.34(2).2019.055-114


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