Hispines of the World

 

Klitispa Uhmann 1940e: 122

 

Synonomys

 

Klitispa Uhmann 1939c: 40 Nomen nudum.

Type Species

 

Agonia nigripennis Weise.

Diagnosis

 

Klitispa 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 posterior angle
  • elytra without scutellar row of punctures
  • tarsi with 1 claw, claw directly caudally, thick at base

Description

 

Body elongate; convex; subparallel; color yellowish-brown to black; total length 3.5 to 5.7 mm.

Head: large; vertex impunctate; eye convex.

Antenna: thickening to apex; reaches to humerus; with 11-antennomeres; antennomeres 1 and 2 thicker than others; 1 subincrassate, longer than 2; 2 transverse; 3 to 11 cylindrical, 3 longest; 4 to 10 decreasing in length; 11 pointed at apex.

Pronotum: conical; widest at base; lateral margin sinuate, margined; anterior angle rounded; posterior angle acute; posterior margin bisinuate; without 2 deep basal impressions.

Scutellum: elongate; rounded at apex.

Elytron: lateral margin straight, smooth; apex rounded; humerus rounded, not produced; with 8 rows of punctures, rows 7 and 8 merge; tricostate, costa 3 complete.

Leg: tarsi with 1 claw, thickened at base, directed caudally.

Distribution

 

China, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam.

World Fauna

 

Described species: 6 (Staines 2012). Key: Chen et al. 1986, Kimoto 1999.

Hosts

 

Miscanthus (Poaceae).

References

 

Chen, S. H., P. Y. Yu, C. H. Sun, C. H. T'an, & Y. Zia. 1986. Fauna Sinica (Insecta: Coleoptera: Hispidae). Science Press, Beijing. 653 pp.

Kimoto, S. 1999. Chrysomelidae (Coleoptera) of Thailand, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. VI. Hispinae. Bulletin of the Institute of Comparative Studies of International Cultures and Societies 23: 59-159.

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

Uhmann, E. 1939c. Hispinen von Java aus der Sammlung des Herrn F. C. Drescher. 78. Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Hispinen (Col. Chrys.). Treubia 17:37-43.

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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