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Species name

Diabrotica fulvicornis Jacoby 1887: 520

 

Type locality

Volcan de Chiriqui, Panama

 

Type depository

BMNH, lectotype, female, verified

 

Diagnosis

Body length 5.9-7.3 mm. Body width 3.1-3.3 mm. Head basic color black. Antennae yellow. Maxillary palpi black or chestnut, labrum black or piceous. Pronotum yellow or mustard yellow, subquadrate, weakly bifoveate, with wide shallow foveae, not shagreened. Scutellum yellow. Elytra yellow or rufous, maculate, with two short black lines or small spots behind the middle of each elytron, associated with humeral and sutural black vittae. Elytral epipleura completely yellow, sutural angle of elytra round, punctation dense, fine. Abdomen yellow. Legs yellow.

 

Known distribution

Panama

 

Host plants

Unknown

 

Potential problems with identification

Diabrotica fulvicornis Jacoby is very similar to D. apicicornis Jacoby, D. brevilineata Jacoby, D. palpalis Jacoby, D. septemliturata Jacoby and D. sedata Baly. They can be separated by the following features: head of D. fulvicornis is black, but yellow in D. apicicornis, D. brevilineata, D. septemliturata and D. sedata; maxillar palpi of D. fulvicornis are black, but yellow in D. brevilineata, D. septemliturata and D. sedata; labrum of D. fulvicornis is black, but yellow in D. brevilineata; femora of D. fulvicornis are yellow, but black in D. apicicornis; D. sedata is larger on average than D. fulvicornis.