Hispines of the World

 

Nonispa Maulik 1933a: 606

 

Synonomys

 

Monispa Maulik (misspelling).

Enneachalepus Spaeth 1934: 207.

Type Species

 

Nonispa carlosbruchi Maulik.

Diagnosis

 

Nonispa 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
  • the apex of the elytra without a tooth-like projection
  • the elytra with 8 rows of punctures for entire length, scutellar row absent, with 3 complete costae, exterior apical angle rounded
  • the antennae thickened at apex, not clavate, with 9-antennomeres
  • the prosternum does not expand anteriorly to partly cover the mouth

Description

 

Body oblong, slightly narrowed in front, widest at apex.

Head: wide, convex, smooth; eye small, not convex, carina absent on inner margin; clypeus wider than long, punctate.

Antenna: with 9‑antennomeres.

Pronotum: longer than wide, scarcely punctate; slight basal impression present.

Scutellum: quadrate, rounded at apex.

Elytron: parallel‑sided; lateral margin smooth; surface smooth, without elevations, depressions or roughness; exterior apical angle rounded; apex rounded, with small emargination at sutural angle; with 8 rows of punctures, scutellar row absent; tricostate, costae more elevated toward apex.

Venter: impunctate.

Leg: slender, unarmed.

Distribution

 

Argentina, Bolivia.

World Fauna

 

Described species: 1- Nonispa carlosbruchi Maulik (Staines 2012).

Hosts

 

Panicum, Paspalum (Poaceae).

References

 

Maulik, S. 1933a. New Argentine Hispinae. The Annals and Magazine of Natural History (10)11:605-609.

Spaeth, F. 1934. Eine neue Hispinen-Gattung. Sborník Entomologisckého Oddeliní Nährodního Musca v Praze 12:105.

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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