Hispines of the World

 

Euprionota Guerin 1844a: 278

 

Synonomys

 

Euprionota Chevrolat 1836: 389 Nomen nudum.

Uroplata (Euprionota) Guérin-Méneville.

Pentispa (Euprionota) Guérin-Méneville.

Type Species

 

Euprionota aterrima Guérin-Méneville.

Diagnosis

 

Euprionota 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, vertex with 3 to 5 sulci
  • the pronotum with a seta in each anterior angle
  • the apex of the elytra without a tooth-like projection
  • the elytra with 8 rows of punctures for entire length and 3 regular costae, lateral and apical margins of elytra denticulate, exterior apical angle with strong tooth
  • the antennae thickened at apex, not clavate, with 8-antennomeres
  • the prosternum does not expand anteriorly to partly cover the mouth

Description

 

Head: vertex with 3 to 5 longitudinal sulci.

Antenna: with 8‑antennomeres; reaching to middle of elytra; antennomeres 1 to 7 short, slightly compressed laterally; 8 wider, compressed laterally.

Scutellum: quadrate.

Pronotum: transverse; lateral margin sinuate, narrowing anteriorly; basal margin as wide as base of elytra.

Elytron: expanding apically; lateral and apical margins strongly denticulate, teeth alternately large and small on apex; exterior apical angle with strong, laminate tooth; tricostate, costa 1 strong, entire, more elevated at base.

Distribution

 

Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, México, Nicaragua.

World Fauna

 

Described species: 4 (Staines 2012). Key: none.

Hosts

 

Veronia (Asteraceae).

References

 

Chevrolat, L. A. A. 1836. in P. F. M. A. Dejean, Catalogue des Coléoptères de la collection de M. le comte Dejean. Troisième edition, revue, corrigée et augmentée, livr. 5, pp. 385‑503. Mequignon-Marvis. Paris.

Guérin‑Méneville, F. E. 1844. Iconographie du regne animal de G. Cuvier, vol. 7, insectes, 576 pp., 104 pls. J. B. Baillière. Paris.

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

 

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