Species name

Diabrotica lopatini Derunkov, Konstantinov, Tishechkin 2013: 116


Type locality

Barro Colorado Island, Panama


Type depository

USNM, holotype, male



Body length 5.4-6.1 mm. Body width 2.7-2.9 mm. Head basic color black. Male antennae serrate, uniformly yellow. Female antennae filiform, uniformly yellow or bi- or tricolored, antennomere 1 uniformly yellow, antennomeres 2-3 yellow, upper sides darkened, antennomeres 4-8 gradually infuscated, antennomeres 9-11 uniformly light cadmium. Maxillary palpi yellow, penultimate segment of maxillary palpi not incrassate, labrum black or chestnut. Pronotum yellow or ochraceous orange, subquadrate, weakly bifoveate, with wide shallow foveae, shagreened with microsculptural narrow, long meshes. Scutellum yellow. Elytra yellow or rufous, maculate, with short lines or small spots, usually associated with humeral and sutural black vittae. Humeral vittae occupy nearly the full length of elytron, sutural vitta not extend beyond 1/3 of elytron length. Elytral epipleura completely yellow. Sutural angle of elytra round, punctation dense, fine. Abdomen yellow. Legs yellow. Aedeagus symmetric, with five internal sac sclerites.


Known distribution

Guatemala, Honduras, Costa Rica, Panama


Host plants



Potential problems with identification

Diabrotica lopatini Derunkov, Prado, Tishechkin, Konstantinov is similar to D. palpalis Jacoby. They can be separated by the following features: penultimate joint of maxillary palpi is not incrassate in D. lopatini, but strongly incrassate in D. palpalis; elytra with three black spots on each elytron, one on basal part of elytra and two behind the middle in D. palpalis, but with only one small black spot behind the middle on each elytron in D. lopatini; humeral vittae occupy nearly the full length of elytron in D. lopatini, but only small humeral spots present in D. palpalis; scutellum is yellow in D. lopatini, but black or amber brown in D. palpalis.