Hispines of the World

 

Aproida Pascoe 1863: 55

 

Synonomys

 

 

 

Anisostena Chapuis.

Type Species

 

Aproida balyi Pascoe.

Diagnosis

 

Aproida 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, not margined, glabrous
  • the apex of the elytra with a tooth-like projection

Description

 

Body somewhat navicular (boat-shaped); narrowed anteriorly and posteriorly.

Head: elongate; prolonged in front of eyes into two conical tubercles; front vertical, concave or flattened between antennal insertions; antennal base just above mouth; lower part of antennal base with short vertical keel; mandibles robust, large; clypeus bilobed; genal margin of mouth produced as a keel; labrum very short, nearly concealed; maxillary palps with apical palpomere globose; labial palps with apical palpomere oblong-ovate; eye oval, finely facetted.

Antenna: with 11-antennomeres, filiform, subcylindrical; ½ body length; antennomere 1 short, subglobose; 2 subequal in length to 1, cylindrical; 3 subequal to 1 and 2 combined; 11 incrassate, pointed at apex.

Pronotum: quadrate; without lateral margin or spines; anterior angle with seta; glabrous.

Scutellum: small, obtuse apically

Elytron: flattened on disc; discal puncture rows regular but tending toward irregular or confused apically; short scutellar row present (not always conspicuous); apex acute, spined.

Leg: short; male with profemur incrassate, toothed; tibia curved.

Distribution

 

Australia.

World Fauna

 

Described species: 3 (Staines 2012). Key: Samuelson (1989).

Hosts

 

Eustrephus (Liliaceae); Alocasia (Araceae); Convallaria (Convallariaceae).

References

 

Pascoe, F. P. 1863. Notices of new or little-known genera and species of Coleoptera. Part IV. Journal of Entomology 2:26-56.

Samuelson, G. A. 1989. A review of the hispine tribe Aproidini (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 27(2):599‑604.

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

 

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