Species name

Diabrotica duvivieri Baly 1886a: 445


Type locality

Mexico, Teapa


Type depository

BMNH, lectotype, male, verified



Body length 5.4-6.5 mm. Body width 2.8-3.7 mm. Head basic color black. Antennae filiform, bi- or tricolored, antennomere 1 sulphur yellow, antennomeres 2-3 yellow, with upper sides darkened, antennomeres 4-8 brussels brown, antennomeres 9-10 sulphur yellow, antennomere 11 dark apically. Maxillary palpi and labrum black or piceous. Pronotum black, subquadrate, bifoveate, with small round foveae, not shagreened. Scutellum black. Elytra black or piceous, maculate with three sharp-edged, sulphur yellow maculae on each elytron, sometimes divided into two parts in sutural area. Elytral epipleura completely black or tinged with piceous. Sutural angle of elytra round, punctation scattered, fine. Abdomen yellow. Tarsi and tibiae black, femora yellow. Aedeagus symmetric, with six internal sac sclerites.


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Potential problems with identification

Diabrotica duvivieri Baly is very similar to D. trifasciata (Fabricius). They can be separated by the following features: abdomen in D. duvivieri is yellow, but black in D. trifasciata.