Hispines of the World


Clinocarinispa Uhmann 1935j: 227





Type Species


Odontota sauveuri Chapuis.



Clinocarinispa 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 8 rows of punctures and a short scutellar row and 3 regular costae, humerus rounded without spine or tooth
  • the antennae not thickened at apex, with 11-antennomeres
  • leg with apical tarsomere bearing 2 claws
  • anterior margin of prosternum not expanding toward mouth



Head: medial sulcus present; rounded depression present on vertex; clypeus smooth, sparsely setose.

Antenna: with 11‑antennomeres, fusiform, not thickened at apex, slightly compressed laterally, striate; antennomere 1 subglobular; 2 transverse; 3 to 5 cylindrical, 3 longest; 6 to 10 transverse; 11 pointed at apex; 7 to 11 pubescent.

Pronotum: longer than wide, convex, uniformly punctate; basal impression present; longitudinal medial carina present.

Scutellum: subquadrate.

Elytron: subparallel, slightly divergent posteriorly; lateral margin smooth; apical margin dentate; with 8 rows of punctures plus scutellar row, with some additional puncture rows on humerus; tricostate.

Leg: tarsal claws with two teeth.

Venter: prosternum elevated between front coxae, depressed toward mouth, not projecting forward.



Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, French Guiana, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad.

World Fauna


Described species: 6 (Staines 2012). Key: Ramos 1996.



Bambusa (Poaceae).



Ramos, T. C. 1996. Revisão do gênero Clinocarispa Uhmann, 1935 (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae, Hispinae, Chalepini). Revista Brasileira de Entomologia 40:367-374.

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. 1935j. Sudamerikanische Hispinen aus dem Zoologischen Museum der Universität Berlin. II. Teil. Clinocarispa und Anoplitis. 56. Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Hispinen (Col. Chrys.). Folia Zoologica et Hydrobiologica 8:227-235.


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