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Species name

Diabrotica perkinsi Derunkov, Prado, Tishechkin, Konstantinov 2015: 34

 

Type locality

Coban, Vera Paz, Guatemala

 

Type depository

MCZ, holotype, male

 

Diagnosis

Body length 6.0-6.1 mm. Body width 2.9-3.1 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 dark apically. Maxillary palpi black or chestnut, labrum black. Pronotum yellow or mustard yellow, subquadrate, weakly bifoveate, with wide shallow foveae, not shagreened. Scutellum black or amber brown, Elytra yellow or rufous, with four transverse black bands. Elytral epipleura completely yellow, sutural angle of elytra round, punctation scattered, fine. Abdomen yellow. Tarsi and tibiae black, femora bicolored, yellow, darkened with black or brown from 1/2 to 2/3 of the lengths. Aedeagus symmetric, with five internal sac sclerites.

 

Known distribution

Mexico, Belize, Guatemala

 

Host plants

Unknown

 

Potential problems with identification

Diabrotica perkinsi Derunkov, Prado, Tishechkin, Konstantinov is very similar to D. pulchra (Sahlberg) and D. salvadorensis.. They can be separated by the following features: there are five internal sac sclerites in D. perkinsi, but four sclerites in D. salvadorensis; D. perkinsi has bicolored femora, but D. salvadorensis has black legs, and D. pulchra has yellow femora.