Hispines of the World

 

Oxyroplata Uhmann 1940e: 143

 

Synonomys

 

Oxyroplata Uhmann 1937f: 454 Nomen nudum.

Type Species

 

Uroplata bellicosa Baly.

Diagnosis

 

Oxyroplata 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, vertex without 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 rows of punctures for entire length and 3 regular costae
  • the antennae thickened at apex, compressed laterally, not clavate, with 8-antennomeres
  • the prosternum does not expand anteriorly to partly cover the mouth

Description

 

Head: medial sulcus present; frons strongly projecting.

Antenna: with 8‑antennomeres, compressed; antennomere 1 subglobular, slightly compressed laterally; 2 transverse, shortest; 3 large, laterally compressed, almost as long as 4 and 5 combined; 4 to 7 transverse, decreasing in width and length; 8 elongate, acutely pointed at apex.

Pronotum: longer than wide; widest at base; tooth present in anterior angle; basal impression present.

Scutellum: quadrate.

Elytron: lateral margin dentate, margined; apical margin laminate, strongly dentate, subcordate‑emarginate; with 10 rows of punctures; 4 costae, 2 and 4 strongly elevated, 1 complete, 3 visible at base and apex.

Distribution

 

Bolivia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Panamá, Peru.

World Fauna

 

Described species: 4 (Staines 2012). Key to species: none.

Hosts

 

Banisteria (Malpighiaceae).

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. 1937f. Amerikanische Hispinen aus dem Zoologischen Museum der Universität Berlin. VI. Teil. Die Gattung Uroplata Chap. 68. Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Hispinen (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Festschrift zum 60. Geburtstage von Professor Dr. Embrik Strand 3:451‑467.

Uhmann, E. 1940e. Die Genotypen der von mir aufgestellten Hispinen-Gattung. 88. Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Hispinen (Col. Chrys.). Entomologisk Tidskrift 61:143-144.

 

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