Species name

Diabrotica bipartita Jacoby 1887: 508


Type locality

Panama, V. de Chiriqui


Type depository

BMNH, lectotype, male, verified



Body length 4.3-4.4 mm. Body width 1.7-1.8 mm. Head basic color black. Antennae filiform, bi- or tricolored, antennomeres 1-3 yellow, upper sides darkened, antennomeres 4-8 gradually infuscated by brown, antennomeres 9-10 uniformly yellow ocher, antennomere 11 completely dark (cinnamon brown). Maxillary palpi and labrum black. Pronotum yellow or light cadmium, subquadrate, deeply bifoveate, not shagreened. Scutellum yellow. Elytra black or piceous, with two sulphur yellow bands, one - in the middle, another - at the apex. Elytral epipleura completely yellow. Sutural angle of elytra round, punctation scattered, coarse. Abdomen yellow. Male protibiae thickened. Tarsi and tibiae black or chestnut, femora uniform yellow. Aedeagus symmetric, with three internal sac sclerites.


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