Species name

Diabrotica mantillerii Derunkov, Prado, Tishechkin, Konstantinov 2015: 25


Type locality

Chiriqui Prov., Finca Palo Santo nr. Nueva California, Panama


Type depository

USNM, holotype, male



Body length 7.3-7.4 mm, width 3.5-3.7 mm. Head basic color black. Antennae filiform, bi- or tricolored, antennomeres 1-3 yellow, antennomeres 4-8 gradually infuscated, antennomeres 9-10 sulphur yellow, antennomere 11 completely light cadmium or dark apically. Maxillary palpi black, mars yellow or chestnut, labrum black, chestnut or amber brown. Pronotum yellow or ochraceous-orange, subquadrate, weakly bifoveate, with wide shallow foveae, not shagreened. Scutellum yellow. Elytra yellow or rufous, with three black or metallic black blue bands. Bands are connected laterally creating two ring-shape yellow maculae on the base and two transverse maculae in the middle of each elytron, or posterior band may be reduced to two transverse black spots. Epipleura yellow, sutural angle of elytron round or obtuse-angled, punctation scattered, coarse. Abdomen yellow. Tarsi yellow or yellow ocher. Tibia bicolored, yellow, outer edge with piceous or testaceous line, or extensively darkened. Femora yellow or yellow ocher. Aedeagus symmetric, with four internal sac sclerites.


Known distribution

Costa Rica, Panama


Host plants



Potential problems with identification

Diabrotica mantillerii Derunkov, Prado, Tishechkin, Konstantinov is similar to D. rogersi Jacoby. They can be separated by the following features: scutellum is yellow in D. mantillerii, but brown or black in D. rogersi; there are two round yellow maculae on the basis of elytron in D. mantillerii, but no any maculae present in the center of basal band in D. rogersi; two yellow spots in the middle of elytron are transverse and look like yellow band in D. mantillerii, while they are small and more or less round-shaped in D. rogersi.