Hispines of the World


Coelaenomenodera (Anomalispa) Gestro 1909b: 229





Type Species


Anomalispa crioceriformis Gestro.



Coelaenomenodera (Anomalispa) 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, anterior margin not projecting over head, with 1 to 3 deep depressions, anterior ½ glabrous
  • anterior margin of prosternum not projecting forward, not partly covering mouth
  • less than 14 mm in length
  • antennae with 11-antennomeres, antennomere 3 shorter than 1 and 2 combined, apical antennomeres without sensory pits on lower surface
  • elytra with interspace 7 carinate apically



Elongate; convex; shining; yellow-brown with black markings.

Head: large; vertex impunctate.

Antenna: reaches humerus; antennomere 1 thickened apically; 2 oblong; 3 thinner, slightly longer than 2, shorter than 1; 4 and 6 subequal in length, each a little shorter than 3; 7 longer and wider than 6; 8 longer than 7, expanded medially; 9 to 11 as wide as 8, shorter, close to one another; anterior ½; apical antennomeres without sensory pits on lower surface.

Pronotum: longer than wide; disc convex; lateral margin straight; anterior angle obliquely truncate; anterior margin broadly rounded, slightly emarginate medially, not projecting over head; posterior angle acute, projecting; posterior margin strongly bisinuate; surface irregularly sparsely punctate laterally; with 1 to 3 deep depressions; depressed on each side posteriorly; anterior ½ glabrous.

Scutellum: triangular, apex rounded; impunctate.

Elytron: lateral margin straight; apex rounded; humerus slightly angulate, not produced; surface with 10 regular rows of punctures; interspace 7 slightly carinate apically.

Leg: long; robust; femur swollen, meso- and metatibiae curved.




World Fauna


Described species: 2 (Staines 2012). Key: none.






Gestro, R. 1909b. Materiali por lo studio delle Hispidae. XXXVII. Saggio sulle Hispidae di Madagascar. Annali del Museo Civico di Storia Naturale di Genova (3)4(44):221-301.

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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