Hispines of the World

 

Craspedonispa Weise 1910a: 125

 

Synonomys

 

None.

Type Species

 

Craspedonispa modesta Weise.

Diagnosis

 

Craspedonispa 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, distinctly margined, without lateral teeth
  • the apex of the elytra without a tooth-like projection
  • the elytra with 10 rows of punctures for entire length and 1 regular costa, humerus rounded without spine or tooth
  • the antennae thickened at apex, with 11-antennomeres, filiform
  • leg with apical tarsomere bearing 2 claws
  • anterior margin of prosternum not expanding toward mouth

Description

 

Body moderately elongate, almost parallel, slightly convex.

Head: clypeus triangular.

Antenna: with 11-antennomeres, moderately short, filiform; apical 5 antennomeres thickened.

Pronotum: 2x as wide as long, narrowing basally; lateral margin rounded, broadly and conspicuously margined.

Scutellum: wider than long; narrowing behind; apex rounded.

Elytron: wider than pronotum; parallel‑sided; lateral margin with tooth; apex narrowed, conjointly rounded; with 10 rows of punctures plus scutellar row, punctures close together; punctures of row 10 transverse and reach to lateral margin; unicostate.

Venter: prosternum narrowed between coxae.

Leg: moderately short.

Distribution

 

Brazil, Trinidad.

World Fauna

 

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

Hosts

 

Saccharum (Poaceae).

References

 

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. 1910a. Beitrag zur Kenntnis der amerikanischen Hispinen. Archiv für Naturgeschichte 76:67-127.

 

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