Hispines of the World


Parvispa Uhmann 1940e: 143




Parvispa Uhmann 1933b: 79 Nomen nudum.

Type Species


Parvispa marmorata Uhmann.



Parvispa 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, plus short scutellar row, with 3 carinate costae, costae 1 and 3 unite near apex
  • the antennae thickened at apex, but not clavate, with 7-antennomeres
  • the prosternum does not expand anteriorly to partly cover the mouth
  • leg with tarsomere 3 deeply bilobed



Head: medial sulcus deep, long; longitudinal carina present on each side of medial sulcus; vertex alutaceous; row of deep punctures present around eye.

Antenna: with 7‑antennomeres; antennomeres 1 and 2 subglobular; 3 transverse; 4 to 6 as long as wide; 7 hirsute club.

Pronotum: as wide as long; finely margined laterally; lateral margin bisinuate; longitudinal callus present; transverse basal depression present; large deep punctures present over entire surface.

Scutellum: quadrate, alutaceous.

Elytron: apex conjointly rounded; with 8 rows of punctures plus scutellar row; tricostate; costae 1 and 3 united on apical fifth; costa 2 not reaching union of 1 and 3; costae carinate, uniform in height, no depressions or interruptions; sutural margin elevated.

Leg: tarsomere 3 deeply bilobed; 4 barely projecting beyond lobes of 3.




World Fauna


Described species: 1- Parvispa marmorata Uhmann (Staines 2012).






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. 1933b. Drei neue südamerikanische Hispinen. 41. Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Hispinen (Col. Chrys.). Folia Zoologica et Hydrobiologica 5:77-81.

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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