Species name

Diabrotica caveyi Derunkov, Prado, Tishechkin, Konstantinov 2015: 8


Type locality

Cartago, Costa Rica


Type depository

USNM, holotype, male



Body length 6.3-6.8 mm, width 3.3-3.4 mm. Head basic color black. Antennae filiform, bi- or tricolored, antennomeres 1-3 yellow, antennomeres 4-8 gradually infuscated, antennomeres 9-10 yellow ocher, antennomere 11 dark apically. Maxillary palpi and labrum black or chestnut. Pronotum yellow or ochraceous-orange, subquadrate, bifoveate, with small round foveae, not shagreened. Scutellum black or amber brown. Elytra yellow or rufous, with two black or metallic black blue bands, one on the base of elytron, another - behind middle. Epipleura yellow, sutural angle of elytron round, punctation scattered, coarse. Abdomen yellow. Tarsi amber brown or yellow. Protibia bicolored, yellow, outer edge with piceous or testaceous line, or extensively darkened. Meso- and metatibia uniformly black. Profemora yellow. Aedeagus symmetric, with five internal sac sclerites.


Known distribution

Costa Rica


Host plants



Potential problems with identification

Diabrotica caveyi is very similar to D. fasciata Kirsch. They can be separated by the following features: scutellum is brown or black in D. caveyi, but yellow in D. fasciata; pronotum is wider, slightly transverse in D. caveyi, but very narrow, quadrate in D. fasciata; yellow stripe between bands is wide in D. caveyi, but very narrow in D. fasciata; antennae in D. caveyi are thicker and slightly shorter than in D. fasciata.