Species name

Diabrotica ochreata Fabricius 1792: 4 as Crioceris


Type locality

Insula Guadelupe


Type depository

ZMUC, lectotype, male, verified



pectoralis Dejean, 1837: 404 nomen nudum



Body length 6.1-6.8 mm. Body width 3.1-3.5 mm. Head basic color yellow. Antennae filiform, bi- or tricolored, antennomeres 1-10 sulphur yellow, antennomere 11 brussels brown. Maxillary palpi yellow or yellow ocher, labrum black or chestnut. Pronotum yellow or yellow ocher, subquadrate, nonfoveate, not shagreened. Scutellum piceous or black. Elytra uniform yellow ocher. Elytral epipleura completely yellow, elytral surface not sulcate, transversely depressed in the middle of elytron. Sutural angle of elytra round, punctation dense, fine. Abdomen yellow or yellow ocher. Tarsi yellow or yellow ocher. Protibia bicolored, yellow, from 1/2 to 2/3 darkened with black or brown. Meso- and metatibia bicolored, yellow, apex (approximately 1/3) is darkened with black or brown. Femora yellow or sulphur yellow. Aedeagus symmetric, with four internal sac sclerites.


Known distribution

West Indies


Host plants



Potential problems with identification

Diabrotica ochreata (Fabricius) is very similar to D. olivieri Jacoby and D. graminea Baly. They can be separated by the following features: the head is yellow in D. ochreata, but black in D. olivieri and D. graminea, scutellum is piceous or black D. ochreata, but yellow in D. olivieri; elytra are uniformly yellow ocher in D. ochreata, but with black macula on the apex in D. olivieri.