Hispines of the World

 

Agathispa Weise 1905g: 64

 

Synonomys

 

None.

Type Species

 

Hispa dimidiata Olivier.

Diagnosis

 

Agathispa can be distinguished by the following combination of characters:

  • the lateral margins of the pronotum and the elytra without long, stiff spines
  • the head without a frontal horn
  • the pronotum with a seta in each anterior angle
  • the apex of the elytra without a tooth-like projection
  • antennae thickened at apex; with 11-antennomeres
  • lateral margin of pronotum without teeth
  • elytra with 8 rows of punctures and 3 costae
  • prosternum with anterior margin not projecting toward mouth
  • femora with large, ventral tooth

Description

 

Body moderately attenuate.

Head: clypeus triangular.

Antenna: with 11-antennomeres; antennomeres 1 to 4 short; 7 to 11 longer and wider.

Pronotum: transverse, narrower in front, obtusely angulate in middle.

Scutellum: quadrate.

Elytron: rectangulate; with 8 rows of punctures, rows 1 to 5 regular at base, irregular after middle; scutellar row absent; first costa complete, curved outward at apex.

Leg: long; femur with a tooth; tibia slightly curved.

Distribution

 

Dominican Republic.

World Fauna

 

Described species: 1- Agathispa dimidiata (Olivier) (Staines 2012).

Hosts

 

Unknown.

References

 

Staines, C. L. 2012. Tribe Chalepini. Catalog of the hispines of the world (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae). http://entomology.si.edu/Collections_Coleoptera.html

Weise, J. 1905. Beschreibung einiger Hispinen. Archiv für Naturgeschichte 71:49-104.

 

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