Hispines of the World

 

Anisochalepus Uhmann 1940g: 120

 

Synonomys

 

Anisochalepus Spaeth 1937: 154 (unavailable name).

Type Species

 

Anisochalepus reimoseri Uhmann.

Diagnosis

 

Anisochalepus 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, finely margined, without lateral teeth
  • the apex of the elytra without a tooth-like projection
  • the elytra with 10 rows of punctures for entire length and 4 regular costae, humerus rounded without spine or tooth
  • the antennae thickened at apex, with 11-antennomeres
  • leg with apical tarsomere bearing 1 claw
  • anterior margin of prosternum not expanding toward mouth

Description

 

Narrow, elongate, cylindrical.

Head: vertex 2x as long as wide, flat, depressed between eyes; medial sulcus present; row of punctures present behind eye; clypeus very narrow; frons cristate, deeply punctate.

Antenna: with 11‑antennomeres; antennomere 3 elongate, 2x as long as 2, nearly quadrate; 4 to 6 combined as long as 3.

Pronotum: scarcely wider than long; lateral margin weakly convergent, margined behind middle; coarsely punctate; disc with transverse carina present; tooth present in anterior angle; basal impression present.

Scutellum: cordate.

Elytron: lateral margin finely dentate; apical margin strongly dentate; with 10 rows of punctures plus scutellar row, rows 5 to 8 reduced to two rows behind middle; 4 costae; costa 1 strongly elevated, 2 and 4 weakly elevated, 3 nearly obsolete; sutural margin weakly carinate.

Leg: femora and tibiae unarmed; mesotibia weakly curved; femur punctate; apical tarsomere with one claw.

Distribution

 

Paraguay.

World Fauna

 

Described species: 1- Anisochalepus reimoseri (Staines 2012).

Hosts

 

Unknown.

References

 

Spaeth, F. 1937. Über die von Regierungsrat E. Reimoser in Argentinien und Paraguay 1907 and 1908 gesammelten Hispinen (Col. Chrysom.). Annalen des NaturhistorischenMuseum in Wien 48:143-166.

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

Uhmann, E. 1940. Die Klauen der Hispinen. 90. Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Hispinen (Col. Chrys.). Zoologischer Anzeiger 130:119-123.

 

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