Species name

Diabrotica nigrocincta Baly 1886: 451


Type locality



Type depository

BMNH, holotype, male, verified



Body length 5.5-6.8 mm. Body width 2.7-3.5 mm. Head basic color black. Antennae filiform, bi- or tricolored, antennomeres 1-8 uniformly black, antennomeres 9-10 sulphur yellow, 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. Elytra yellow or rufous, narrowly margined with black. Elytral epipleura completely black or tinged with piceous, sutural angle of elytra round, punctation scattered, fine. Abdomen yellow. Legs black. Aedeagus symmetric, with five internal sac sclerites.


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Potential problems with identification

Diabrotica nigrocincta Baly is very similar to D. h1n sp. nov. and D. hogei Jacoby. They can be separated by the following features: the legs are entirely black in D. nigrocincta, while femora are yellow in D. h1n and D. hogei; the armament of the internal sac is quite different in all three species.