Hispines of the World

 

Macrispa Baly 1858: 90

 

Synonomys

 

None.

Type Species

 

Macrispa saundersi Baly.

Diagnosis

 

Macrispa 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 without seta in any angle
  • profemur with tooth on inner margin, meso- and metafemora unarmed
  • elytral punctures confused laterally
  • elytra expanding apically

Description

 

Large (20-27 mm); elongate; head, antennae, pronotum, venter, and legs black, elytra red.

Head: large; eye oval; vertex depressed, finely rugose; clypeus absent; labrum setose; labium transverse, small; mandible robust, triangular; maxillary palps with palpomeres 1 to 3 obconic, 4 oval, compressed laterally.

Antenna: ½ body length; filiform; with 11-antennomeres; antennomere 1 subglobose; 3 to 6 with elongate punctures; 7 to 11 elongate, impunctate.

Pronotum: subquadrate; lateral margin sinuate, divergent base to apex; surface with apical ½ impunctate, with longitudinal sulcus; basal ½ deeply, coarsely punctate, variolose-punctate laterally; transverse basal impression present.

Scutellum: triangular; impunctate.

Elytron: elongate; dilated apically; apex rounded; sutural angle with acute tooth; surface punctate, punctures in regular rows near suture, confused laterally; interspaces subcostate.

Leg: ventral surface of profemur with deep sulcus, with tooth on inner margin; meso- and metafemora unarmed.

Distribution

 

Bangladesh, Bhutan, India.

World Fauna

 

Described species: 1- Macrispa saundersi Baly (Staines 2012).

Hosts

 

Unknown.

References

 

Baly, J. S. 1858. Catalogue of Hispidae in the collection of the BritishMuseum. London, 172 pp.

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

 

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