Hispines of the World

 

Bulolispa Gressitt & Samuelson 1990: 271

 

Synonomys

 

None.

Type Species

 

Bulolispa bimaculata Gressitt.

Diagnosis

 

Bulolispa can be distinguished by the following combination of characters:

  • lateral margin of pronotum and elytra without long, stiff spines
  • head without frontal horn between antennae
  • pronotum with seta in each angle, flattened, never constricted basally, lateral margin narrowly margined
  • anterior margin of prosternum not projecting forward, not partly covering mouth
  • less than 14 mm in length
  • antennae with 8-antennomeres
  • elytra without longitudinal and transverse carinae forming an irregular net-like sculpture, with interspaces 2, 4, and 8 strongly costate, interspace 6 prominent, partly obscuring lateral margin
  • pronotum with lateral margin straight, slightly converging from base to apex

Description

 

Small (less than 4 mm); elongate; parallel-sided; pale yellow with darker markings.

Head: short; vertex punctate, with 2 large fossae; frons transverse, very short; eye large, convex; with short triangular projection between antennal bases.

Antenna: ⅓ body length; thickening apically; short; with 8-antennomeres; antennomere 1 subglobose; 2 cylindrical, longer than 1; 3 subequal in 1 and 2 combined; 4 to 7 decreasing in length, cylindrical; 8 longer than 7, rounded at apex.

Pronotum: quadrate; lateral margin straight, converging from base to apex; anterior angle rounded; anterior and posterior margins straight; posterior angle acute; surface coarsely rugo-punctate; basal impression absent.

Scutellum: triangular; impunctate.

Elytron: lateral margin straight; apex rounded; humerus rounded, not produced; slightly constricted behind humerus; surface strongly, regularly punctate, with 8 rows of punctures plus short scutellar row; with interspaces 2, 4, and 8 strongly costate, interspace 6 prominent, partly obscuring lateral margin.

Venter: strongly punctate except apex of metasternum.

Leg: punctate; tibia dilated apically with tooth near apex.

Distribution

 

Papua New Guinea.

World Fauna

 

Described species: 2 (Staines 2012). Key: Gressitt & Samuelson 1990.

Hosts

 

Unknown.

References

 

Gressitt, J. L. & G. A. Samuelson. 1990. Hispinae of the New Guinea‑Solomons Area. II. Tribe Coelaenomenoderini (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). BishopMuseum Occasional Papers 30:259‑278.

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

 

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