Hispines of the World


Carinispa Uhmann 1930e: 255





Type Species


Carinispa nevermanni Uhmann.



Carinispa 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, vertex with 3 sulci
  • the pronotum with a seta in each anterior angle, with basal impression
  • the apex of the elytra without a tooth-like projection
  • the elytra with 8 rows of punctures for entire length and 3 regular costae, not tuberculate
  • the antennae thickened at apex, filiform, with 8-antennomeres, antennomeres 3 to 5 cylindrical
  • the prosternum does not expand anteriorly to partly cover the mouth



Head: vertex trisulcate, impunctate; frons projecting.

Antenna: with 8‑antennomeres; antennomere 1 subglobular; 2 transverse; 3 to 5 cylindrical; 6 to 7 transverse; 8 pointed at apex.

Pronotum: wider than long, widest at base, convex, densely punctate; basal impression present; tooth present in anterior angle.

Scutellum: quadrate.

Elytron: lateral margin sparsely dentate; apical margin dentate; with 8 regular rows of punctures; tricostate, costae weakly carinate.



Colombia, Costa Rica.

World Fauna


Described species: 1- Carinispa nevermanni Uhmann (Staines 2012).



Malpighia, Bunchosia (Malpighiaceae).



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. 1930e. Hispinen aus Costa Rica aus der Ausbeute der Herrn. Ferd. Nevermann. 20. Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Hispinen (Col. Chrys.). Folia Zoologica et Hydrobiologica 1:209-256.


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