Hispines of the World

 

Orbispa Staines & Zamorano 2012: 4

 

Synonomys

 

None.

Type Species

 

Orbispa confluens Staines & Zamorano.

Diagnosis

 

Orbispa 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, without depression between eyes, with medial sulcus
  • the pronotum with a seta in each anterior angle
  • the apex of the elytra without a tooth-like projection
  • the elytra with 8 continuous rows of punctures with sutural margin not carinate; with 3 regular costae, humerus rounded, lateral and apical margins serrate
  • the antennae thickened at apex, with 8-antennomeres, antennomere 1 not laterally compressed, 2 subglobose
  • the prosternum does not expand anteriorly to partly cover the mouth

Description

 

Elongate; parallel-sided.

Antenna: with 8-antennomeres, not laterally compressed; antennomere 2 subglobose; 8 longest.

Head: medial sulcus present; not depressed between eyes, row of white setae present around eyes; sulcus absent on inner and outer margin of eye.

Pronotum: wider than long; with narrow basal impression.

Elytron: with 8 rows of punctures; 3 costae; lateral and apical margins serrate.

Venter: anterior margin of pronotum not projecting forward.

Distribution

 

Ecuador.

World Fauna

 

Described species: 1- Orbispa confluens Staines & Zamorano (Staines 2012).

Hosts

 

Trattinnickia (Burseraceae).

References

 

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

Staines, C. L. & L. Zamorano. 2012. Two new genera of hispines (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae) from Ecuador. Insecta Mundi 0232:1-6.

 

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