Species name

Diabrotica occlusa Champion 1920: 221


Type locality

Costa Rica, Guacimo, Atlantic slope


Type depository

BMNH, lectotype, male, verified



chromophora Bechyné 1956: 246 (type locality: San José, Costa Rica; type depository: NMB, holotype, male, verified)



Body length 3.8-4.9 mm. Body width 1.9-2.3 mm. Head basic color black. Antennae filiform, bi- or tricolored, antennomere 1 pale olivine, antennomeres 2-11 olive ocher. Maxillary palpi black or amber brown, labrum black. Pronotum green or pale olivine, quadrate, deeply bifoveate, shagreened with minute wrinkles. Scutellum black or amber brown. Elytra green, disc black or chestnut, maculate with three yellow or rufous maculae, one in the basal part of elytron, one in the middle and one behind the middle of elytron. Elytral epipleura completely green. Elytral surface with four distinct sinuate sulci, strongest behind the humeral callus and extending beyond the middle, humeral plicae distinct. Sutural angle of elytra round, punctation scattered, coarse. Abdomen pale olivine or green. Tarsi and tibiae black or chestnut. Femora pale olivine. Aedeagus symmetric, with four internal sac sclerites.


Known distribution

Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama


Host plants