Species name

Diabrotica tricolor Jacoby 1887: 517


Type locality

Guatemala, Paso Antonio


Type depository

BMNH, lectotype, male, verified



Body length 4.0-4.4 mm. Body width 2.1-2.3 mm. Head basic color black. Antennae serrate, with thickened antennomeres 4-8, bi- or tricolored, antennomeres 1-3 yellow, upper sides darkened, antennomeres 4-11 cinnamon brown. Maxillary palpi and labrum black or chestnut. Pronotum black, subquadrate, nonfoveate, shagreened with narrow long meshes. Scutellum black. Elytra yellow or rufous, with two bands of different color, basal band black or testaceous, medium band ochraceous-orange or rufous, apex yellow. Elytral epipleura bicolored, yellow, darkened in basal 1/3 to 1/2, sutural angle of elytra round, punctation scattered, fine. Abdomen yellow. Legs black. Aedeagus symmetric, with three internal sac sclerites.


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