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Species name

Diabrotica dmitrygloblini Derunkov, Prado, Tishechkin, Konstantinov 2015: 12

 

Type locality

Tapachula, Chiapas, Mexico

 

Type depository

MCZ, holotype, male

 

Diagnosis

Body length 6.8-7.0 mm. Body width 3.4-3.8 mm. Head basic color green. Antennae serrate, with thickened antennomeres 4-8, bi- or tricolored, antennomeres 1-3 pale olivine, antennomeres 4-8 gradually infuscated, antennomeres 9-10 light cadmium, antennomere 11 cinnamon brown. Maxillary palpi yellow or yellow ocher, labrum black. Pronotum paris green or green, subquadrate, weakly bifoveate, with wide shallow foveae, not shagreened. Scutellum black or amber brown. Elytra bicolored, with yellow disk and green margins, with two transverse bands, redused to a substantial degree, associated with humeral and sutural black or chestnut short vittae or spots. Elytral epipleura completely green. Elytral surface not sulcate, sometimes with one or two short plicae in posthumeral area, sutural angle of elytra round, punctation scattered, fine. Abdomen pale olivine or green. Tarsi yellow or yellow ocher, tibiae bicolored, yellow, outer edge with piceous or testaceous line, or extensively darkened. Femora pale olivine. Aedeagus symmetric, with four internal sac sclerites.

 

Known distribution

Mexico

 

Host plants

Unknown

 

Potential problems with identification

Diabrotica dmitrygloblini Derunkov, Prado, Tishechkin, Konstantinov is very similar to D. viridicollis Jacoby, D. v2n and D. v3n. They can be separated by the following features: head is green with brownish olive vertex in D. v1n, yellow with chestnut vertex in D. viridicollis and black in D. v2n and D. v3n; pronotum is nonfoveate in D. viridicollis, but foveate in D. v1n, D. v2n and D. v3n; pronotum is not shagreened in D. v1n, but shagreened in D. v3n; black bands are reduced to a substantial degree in D. v1n, but strongly marked in D. viridicollis; body shape is more convex and wider in D. viridicollis than in D. v1n and D. v3n; D. v1n is larger than D. v3n, but smaller than D. v2n .