Hispines of the World

 

Bothrispa Uhmann 1940e: 143

 

Synonomys

 

None.

Type Species

 

Uroplata depressa Chapuis.

Diagnosis

 

Bothrispa 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, medial sulcus absent
  • the pronotum with a seta in each anterior angle
  • the apex of the elytra without a tooth-like projection
  • the elytra with 8 rows of punctures at base which expands to 10 apically and 3 regular costae
  • the antennae thickened at apex, not clavate, reaches beyond base of pronotum, with 8-antennomeres
  • the prosternum does not expand anteriorly to partly cover the mouth

Description

 

Head: vertex with depression between eyes, surface alutaceous; medial sulcus absent; frons projecting.

Antenna: with 8‑antennomeres; reaches to humerus; antennomere 1 flattened laterally; 2 as wide as long, cylindrical; 3 longer than 1 or 2; 4 to 7 transverse; 8 hirsute, pointed club.

Pronotum: wider than long, convex; densely punctate, except for small portion of disc; margined laterally; tooth present in anterior angle; basal impression present.

Scutellum: cuspidate.

Elytron: lateral and apical margins strongly dentate; with 8 rows of punctures at base, expands to 10 beyond middle; sutural margin carinate; tricostate, none united.

Leg: profemur expanded to apex.

Distribution

 

Brazil.

World Fauna

 

Described species: 1- Bothrispa depressa (Chapuis) (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

Uhmann, E. 1940e. Die Genotypen der von mir aufgestellten Hispinen-Gattung. 88. Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Hispinen (Col. Chrys.). Entomologisk Tidskrift 61:143-144.

 

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