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Species name

Diabrotica mitteri Derunkov, Prado, Tishechkin, Konstantinov 2015: 31

 

Type locality

Bugaba, Panama

 

Type depository

USNM, holotype, male

 

Diagnosis

Body length 5.8-6.5 mm. Body width 2.8-3.4 mm. Head basic color black. Antennae filiform, uniformly yellow ocher. Maxillary palpi black or chestnut, labrum black. Pronotum yellow or yellow ocher, quadrate, bifoveate, with small round foveae, not shagreened. Scutellum yellow. Elytra yellow or rufous, with two metallic black blue bands, one at the base, another behind the middle. Elytral epipleura completely yellow, sutural angle of elytra round, punctation scattered, fine. Abdomen yellow or yellow ocher. Legs yellow or yellow ocher. Aedeagus symmetric, with five internal sac sclerites.

 

Known distribution

Panama

 

Host plants

Unknown

 

Potential problems with identification

Diabrotica mitteri is very similar to D. godmani Jacoby and D. hartjei. They can be separated by the following features: the color of bands on elytra of D. mitteri is metallic black blue, but metallic black green in D. godmani; basal band on the elytra of D. mitteri lacks maculae and spots, but with two small yellow spots in D. hartjei; the armament of the internal sac is quite different in all three species.