Hispines of the World

 

Corynispa Uhmann 1940e: 413

 

Synonomys

 

Corynispa Uhmann 1937e: 337 Nomen nudum.

Type Species

 

Uroplata (Heptatoma) clavicornis Uhmann.

Diagnosis

 

Corynispa 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
  • the apex of the elytra without a tooth-like projection
  • the elytra with 10 rows of punctures for entire length and 4 regular costae, some costae highly carinate
  • the antennae thickened at apex, not clavate, with 7-antennomeres, with antennomeres 4 to 7 combined longer than 1 to 3 combined
  • the prosternum does not expand anteriorly to partly cover the mouth

Description

 

Head: medial sulcus absent; vertex alutaceous, with depression between eyes; carina present from depression to antennal base.

Antenna: with 7‑antennomeres; antennomere 1 subglobose, 2 transverse, 3 cylindrical; 4 to 6 transverse, 7 2x as wide as the preceding.

Pronotum: longer than wide, parallel‑sided; with scattered large punctures; two areas on either side of disc with dense punctures.

Elytron: lateral and apical margins dentate; dilated at apex; with 10 rows of punctures; costae carinate, especially on basal 1/5; costa 2 highly carinate at humerus, continues on basal ½, more elevated at apex.

Leg: thickened; tarsal claws with tooth at base.

Distribution

 

Brazil.

World Fauna

 

Described species: 1- Corynispa clavicornis (Uhmann) (Staines 2012).

Hosts

 

Stigmatophyllon (Malpighiaceae).

References

 

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. 1937e. Übersicht über die ersten Gattungen der Uroplatini (Col. Chrys.). (67. Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Hispinen). Entomologische Blätter 33:336-337.

Uhmann, E. 1940e. Die Genotypen der von mir aufgestellten Hispinen-Gattung. 88. Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Hispinen (Col. Chrys.). Entomologisk Tidskrift 61:143-144.

 

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