Hispines of the World


Chalepotatus Weise 1910b: 133




Macrochalepus Pic 1929d: 4.

Type Species


Odontota coarctatus Chapuis (=Chalepotatus scitulus Weise).



Chalepotatus 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, finely margined, without lateral teeth
  • the apex of the elytra without a tooth-like projection
  • the elytra with 10 rows of punctures at base and 9 on apex and 4 regular costae, humerus rounded without spine or tooth
  • the antennae thickened at apex, with 11-antennomeres
  • leg with apical tarsomere bearing 2 claws
  • anterior margin of prosternum expanding toward mouth



Body elongate, moderately flattened.

Head: clypeus smooth or setose, with medial carina ending in a tooth before antennal base.

Antenna: with 11‑antennomeres.

Pronotum: lateral margin rounded; disc smooth, shiny.

Elytron: at humeri little wider than pronotum, sides moderately parallel; apex conjointly rounded; with 10 rows of punctures plus scutellar row, puncture rows 5 to 8 narrowed to two rows on basal ½; 4 costae, costa 3 united with 4 for ¼ its length.

Venter: prosternum with mid‑anterior projection.

Leg: short.



Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, México, Paraguay, Peru.

World Fauna


Described species: 5 (Staines 2012). Key: Monrós & Viana (1947).






Monrós, F. & M. J. Viana. 1947. Revisión sistemática de los Hispidae Argentinos (Insecta, Coleop. Chrysomeloid.). Anales del Museo Argentino Ciencias Naturales "Bernardino Rivadavia" 42:125-324.

Pic, M. 1929d. Nouveautés diverses. Mélanges Exotico-Entomologiques 54:1-36.

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

Weise, J. 1910b. Zweiter Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Hispinen. Verhandlunger des Naturforschenden Vereines in Brünn 48:115‑162.


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