Hispines of the World

 

Odontispa Uhmann 1940g: 120

 

Synonomys

 

None.

Type Species

 

Prosopodonta latipennis Pic.

Diagnosis

 

Odontispa 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, finely margined, with 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 rounded without spine or tooth
  • the antennae thickened at apex, with 11-antennomeres
  • leg with apical tarsomere bearing 2 claws
  • anterior margin of prosternum not expanding toward mouth

Description

 

Elytra much wider than pronotum.

Head: vertex smooth; frons elongate, projecting between antennal bases; antennal insertion below midpoint of eye.

Antenna: with 11-antennomeres; antennomere 3 longest; apical 5 antennomeres thickened.

Pronotum: strongly transverse, 2x as wide as long, convex; lateral margin bisinuate, tooth present in middle of lateral margin; disc smooth, strongly punctate laterally; basal impression present.

Scutellum: quadrate.

Elytron: much wider than pronotum; short‑oval; lateral margin indented behind humerus; lateral and apical margins flattened, finely, sparsely dentate; humerus prominent; punctures large, shallow; interval 8 costate on apical ½; suture elevated.

Leg: small tooth present before each tarsal claw.

Distribution

 

Brazil.

World Fauna

 

Described species: 2 (Staines 2012). Key: none.

Hosts

 

Unknown.

References

 

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

Uhmann, E. 1940g. Die Klauen der Hispinen. 90. Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Hispinen (Col. Chrys.). Zoologischer Anzeiger 130:119-123.

 

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