Species name

Diabrotica trifasciata Fabricius 1801: 452 as Crioceris


Type locality

America meridionali


Type depository

ZMUC, lectotype, male, verified



fulvosignata Baly 1879: 77 (type locality: Guatemala; type depository: BMNH, lectotype, female, verified)



Body length 6.0-6.4 mm. Body width 3.2-3.5 mm. Head basic color black. Antennae filiform, bi- or tricolored, antennomeres 1-3 yellow, upper sides darkened, antennomeres 4-8 and 11 cinnamon brown, antennomeres 9-10 light cadmium. Maxillary palpi black or piceous, labrum black. Pronotum black, transverse, bifoveate, with small round foveae, not shagreened. Scutellum black. Elytra black or piceous, with three ochraceous-orange macula on each elytron. Elytral epipleura completely black or tinged with piceous, sutural angle of elytra round, punctation scattered, fine. Abdomen black. Tarsi and tibiae black, femora yellow. Aedeagus symmetric, with two internal sac sclerites.


Known distribution

Guatemala, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia


Host plants