Hispines of the World


Octocladiscus Thomson 1856: 480




Cladophora Dejean 1836: 390 Nomen nudum.

Cladophora Guérin-Méneville 1844: 284.

Octocladiscus Thomson 1856: 480. [Replacement name for Cladophora Guérin-Méneville 1844: 284 [name preoccupied by Cladophora Guérin-Méneville (Coleoptera: Lycidae)].

Type Species


Cladophora fasciatus Guérin-Méneville.



Octocladiscus 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; mouthparts not projecting forward
  • the pronotum with a seta in each anterior angle
  • the apex of the elytra without a tooth-like projection
  • the elytra without costae, rounded
  • the antennae with 11-antennomeres, pectinate (comb-like) from antennomeres 4 to 10



Body broadly oval, flattened.

Head: vertex punctate; eye finely faceted.

Antenna: with 11-antennomeres, 1/2 length of body; antennomeres 2 and 3 short, following antennomeres longer; male pectinate from antennomeres 4 to 10; female filiform, with projection on antennomeres 4 to 10.

Pronotum: at midline 2x as wide as long; lateral margin strongly rounded, narrowing anteriorly; disc impunctate; large shallow punctures present laterally and basally.

Scutellum: elongate triangle.

Elytron: oblong-oval, wider than pronotum; margined laterally; pygidium visible from above; with 10 rows of punctures plus scutellar row.

Venter: with 5 visible abdominal sterna.



French Guyana.

World Fauna


Described species: 1- Cladophora fasciatus Guérin-Méneville (Staines 2012).






Dejean, P. F. M. A. 1836. Catalogue des Coléoptères de la collection de M. le comte Dejean. 3rd ed. Paris. 503 pp.

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 Imatidiini. Catalog of the hispines of the world (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae). http://entomology.si.edu/Collections_Coleoptera.html

Thomson, J. 1856. Description de dix-sept Coléoptères. Revue et Magasin de Zoologie (2)8:472-483.


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