Species name

Diabrotica sel Derunkov, Prado, Tishechkin, Konstantinov 2015: 45


Type locality

Barro Colorado Island, Panama


Type depository

USNM, holotype, male



Body length 6.0-6.9 mm, width 3.2-3.9 mm. Head basic color black. Antennae filiform, inner margin of antennomeres 4-11 with thin longitudinal costa, bi- or tricolored, antennomeres 1-3 uniformly yellow or with darkened upper side, antennomeres 4-8 gradually infuscated, antennomeres 9-10 uniformly light cadmium, antennomere 11 completely light cadmium or dark apically. Maxillary palpi yellow, labrum black. Pronotum yellow, yellow ocher or ochraceous orange, subquadrate, weakly bifoveate, with wide shallow foveae, shagreened with microsculture narrow, long meshes. Scutellum yellow or amber yellow. Elytra yellow or rufous, with two black bands, basal band is reduced to three branches of approximately the same length, posterior band may be reduced to two transverse spots. Epipleura completely yellow, sutural angle of elytron round or obtuse-angled, punctation scattered, fine. Abdomen yellow. Legs yellow. Aedeagus symmetric, with five internal sac sclerites.


Known distribution

Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia


Host plants



Potential problems with identification

D. sel Derunkov, Prado, Tishechkin, Konstantinov is similar to D. trifurcata Jacoby. They can be separated by the following features: pronotum is strongly shagreened in D. sel, but not shagreened in D. trifurcata; tarsi and tibiae are yellow in D. sel, but black or bicolored in D. trifurcata.