Species name

Diabrotica hartjei Derunkov, Prado, Tishechkin, Konstantinov 2015: 19


Type locality

Bugaba, Panama


Type depository

MCZ, holotype, male



Body length 6.2-6.3 mm. Body width 3.1-3.2 mm. Head basic color black. Antennae filiform, bi- or tricolored, antennomeres 1-3 and 9-10 uniformly yellow, antennomeres 4-8 gradually infuscated, antennomere 11 dark apically. Maxillary palpi yellow or yellow ocher, labrum black or chestnut. Pronotum yellow or yellow ocher, quadrate, weakly bifoveate, with wide shallow foveae, shagreened with microsculptural narrow, long meshes. Scutellum black or amber brown. Elytra yellow or rufous, with two black bands, one on the base, another behind the middle. Basal band bears a small yellow spot on each elytron. Elytral epipleura completely yellow, sutural angle of elytra obtuse-angled, punctation scattered, fine. Abdomen yellow or yellow ocher. Legs yellow or yellow ocher. Aedeagus symmetric, with four internal sac sclerites.


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Potential problems with identification

Diabrotica hartjei is very similar to D. godmani Jacoby and D. mitteri. They can be separated by the following features: the color of elytral bands of D. hartjei is black, but metallic black green in D. godmani and metallic black blue in D. mitteri; basal band on the elytra of D. hartjei with two small yellow spots, but without maculae and spots in D. mitteri; the armament of the internal sac is quite different in all three species.