Species name

Diabrotica scutellata Jacoby 1887: 529


Type locality

Mexico, Cordova


Type depository

BMNH, lectotype, female, verified



Body length 3.9-4.6 mm. Body width 1.9-2.3 mm. Head basic color black. Antennae filiform, bi- or tricolored, antennomere 1 pale olivine, antennomeres 2-11 cinnamon brown. Maxillary palpi yellow or yellow ocher, labrum black or chestnut. Pronotum paris green or green, subquadrate, deeply bifoveate, shagreened with minute wrinkles. Scutellum black or amber brown, Elytra green, maculate with one scutellar chestnut macula and two diffuse sulphur yellow maculae on each elytron, one humeral and one in apical area of elytron. Elytral epipleura yellow basally, green apically, elytral surface with four distinct sinuate sulci, strongest behind the humeral callus and extending beyond the middle, sutural angle of elytra round, punctation dense, coarse. Abdomen pale olivine or green. Tarsi and tibiae black or amber brown, femora pale olivine. Aedeagus symmetric, with four internal sac sclerites.


Known distribution

Mexico, Guatemala, Nicaragua


Host plants