Species name

Diabrotica salvadorensis Derunkov, Prado, Tishechkin, Konstantinov 2015: 42


Type locality

El Salvador


Type depository

USNM, holotype, male



Body length 6.2-6.5 mm. Body width 2.8-2.9 mm. Head basic color black. Antennae filiform, bi- or tricolored, antennomeres 1-3 yellow, upper sides darkened, antennomeres 4-8 brussels brown, antennomeres 9-10 sulphur yellow, antennomere 11 brussels brown. Maxillary palpi black or amber brown, labrum black. Pronotum yellow or light cadmium, transverse, nonfoveate, shagreened with minute wrinkles. Scutellum black. Elytra yellow or rufous, with four transverse metallic black blue bands. Elytral epipleura darkened basally from 1/3 to 1/2 of the lengths or completely yellow, sutural angle of elytra round, punctation scattered, fine. Abdomen yellow. Legs black. Aedeagus symmetric, with four internal sac sclerites.


Known distribution

El Salvador, Nicaragua


Host plants



Potential problems with identification

Diabrotica p2n sp. nov. is very similar to D. pulchra (Sahlberg), D. p3n and D. p4n. They can be separated by the following features: there are four internal sac sclerites in D. p2n, five sclerites in D. pulchra and D. p4n; legs are black in D. p2n, but yellow in D. p3n and yellow or with bicolored femora in D. pulchra and D. p4n.