Hispines of the World


Anisochalepus Uhmann 1940g: 120




Anisochalepus Spaeth 1937: 154 (unavailable name).

Type Species


Anisochalepus reimoseri Uhmann.



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



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.




World Fauna


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






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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