Hispines of the World

 

Ceratispa (Papuispa) Gressitt 1963: 630

 

Synonomys

 

None.

Type Species

 

Oxycephala latirostris Gestro.

Diagnosis

 

Ceratispa (Papuispa) can be distinguished by the following combination of characters:

  • lateral margin of pronotum and elytra without long, stiff spines
  • head with narrow frontal horn between antennae, horn longer than antennomeres 1 and 2 combined in male, shorter than in female
  • antennae filiform, antennomere 1 without spine-like process
  • pronotum with anterior angles oblique, with seta in each anterior angle
  • elytra with 8 rows of punctures basally plus scutellar row, 10 apically, interspaces 2 and 4 same width as others, apical margin truncate
  • anterior margin of prosternum not projecting forward, not partly covering mouth

Description

 

Body long, narrow; parallel-sided; without metallic sheen.

Head: cephalic plate subquadrate, medial sulcus present, irregularly punctate; frontal horn narrow, longer than antennomeres 1 and 2 combined in male, shorter than in female

Antenna: filiform; ½ body length; with 11-antennomeres; antennomere 1 cylindrical, 2x length of 2; 3 cylindrical; 3 to 10 subequal in length; 11 slightly longer than 1, pointed at apex.

Pronotum: quadrate; convex; lateral margin straight, converging; anterior angle oblique, with seta; anterior margin curved; posterior angle acute; posterior margin bisinuate; surface densely punctate.

Scutellum: cordate.

Elytron: lateral margin straight, smooth; exterior apical angle rounded; apical margin truncate; humerus angulate, not produced; with 8 rows of punctures basally plus scutellar row, 10 apically, interspaces 2 and 4 same width as others, costate.

Venter: anterior margin of prosternum not projecting forward, not partly covering mouth.

Distribution

 

Biak Island, Normanby Island, Waigeu Island.

World Fauna

 

Described species: 13 (Staines 2012). Key: Gressitt 1963.

Hosts

 

Daemonorops, Korthalsia, Pinanga (Arecaceae).

References

 

Gressitt, J. L. 1963. Hispine beetles (Chrysomelidae) from New Guinea. Pacific Insects 5:591‑714.

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

 

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