Species name

Diabrotica lawrencei Derunkov, Prado, Tishechkin, Konstantinov 2015: 23


Type locality

Coyame, Lake Catemaco, Veracruz, Mexico


Type depository

USNM, holotype, male



Body length 6.3-6.6 mm. Body width 3.0-3.4 mm. Head basic color black. Antennae filiform, bi- or tricolored, antennomere 1 and 9-10 sulphur yellow, antennomeres 2-3 yellow, upper sides darkened, antennomeres 4-8 cinnamon brown, antennomere 11 dark apically. Maxillary palpi and labrum black. Pronotum yellow or sulphur yellow, subquadrate, weakly bifoveate, with wide shallow foveae, shagreened with minute wrinkles. Scutellum black or amber brown. Elytra yellow or rufous, narrowly margined with black, occasionally with two transverse maculae on each elytron. Elytral epipleura completely black with pale narrow interior edge or completely yellow. Sutural angle of elytra round, punctation scattered, fine. Abdomen yellow. Tarsi and tibiae black. Femora uniform yellow or sulphur yellow. Aedeagus symmetric, with six internal sac sclerites.


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Potential problems with identification

Diabrotica lawrencei is very similar to D. hogei Jacoby and D. olivieri Jacoby. They can be separated by the following features: elytra are more convex in D. lawrencei than in D. hogei; D. lawrencei is larger in average than D. hogei; the armament of the internal sac is quite different in all three species.