Hispines of the World


Goyachalepus Pic 1929c: 36





Type Species


Goyachalepus donckieri Pic.



Goyachalepus can be distinguished by the following combination of characters:

  • Body elongate
  • 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 for entire length and 3 regular costae, humerus angulate without spine or tooth
  • the antennae thickened at apex, with 11-antennomeres, antennomere 3 2.5x length of 2 or 4
  • leg with apical tarsomere bearing 2 claws
  • anterior margin of prosternum not expanding toward mouth



Head: elongate; vertex micropunctate with scattered large punctures; medial sulcus present, becomes keel before base of antenna; two lateral sulci present near top of eye; frons projecting.

Antenna: with 11‑antennomeres, robust, laterally compressed; antennomere 1 globose; 2 transverse; 3 largest, 2.5x length of 2 or 4; 4 to 10 transverse; 11 appendiculate.

Pronotum: wider than long; surface with large, deep punctures; lateral margin sinuate, finely margined; tooth present in anterior angle; basal impression present.

Scutellum: quadrate; alutaceous.

Elytron: elongate; lateral margin serrate; apical margin dentate, laminate; humerus angulate; with 8 rows of punctures plus scutellar row at base; on apical 1/5 puncture rows 5 and 6 expand to two additional rows divided by a small costa; suture carinate; tricostate, none united; costae 1 and 3 straight, 2 sinuate on apical 1/5.

Venter: with 5 visible abdominal sterna.

Leg: apical tarsomere with two claws.




World Fauna


Described species: 1- Goyachalepus donckieri Pic (Staines 2012).






Pic, M. 1929c. Nouveautés diverses. Mélanges Exotico-Entomologiques 53:1-36.

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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