Hispines of the World


Promecispa Weise 1909: 112





Type Species


Promecispa voeltzkowi Weise.



Promecispa can be distinguished by the following combination of characters:

  • lateral margin of pronotum and elytra without long, stiff spines
  • head without frontal horn between antennae
  • pronotum with seta in all four angles, constricted apically, lateral margin obsolete
  • anterior margin of prosternum not projecting forward, not partly covering mouth
  • antennae as long as head and pronotum combined, thickened apically
  • elytra with tooth in sutural angle
  • hind legs short, unarmed



Body elongate; subcylindrical; brownish-yellow, venter reddish-brown.

Head: vertex punctate, medial sulcus absent; eye convex, oval; frons not projecting.

Antenna: as long as head and pronotum combined; thickened at apex; antennomere 1 as long as wide; 2 to 6 narrow; 7 thicker; 8 to 10 thicker; 11 longer than 10.

Pronotum: cylindrical; convex; lateral margin obsolete, straight; anterior angle rounded; anterior margin curved forward over head; posterior margin bisinuate; posterior angle acute; surface punctate, punctures less dense on anterior margin; with constriction on apical ½.

Scutellum: elongate; rounded at apex; impunctate.

Elytron: lateral margin straight, smooth; exterior apical angle rounded; apex rounded, with fringe of setae; sutural angle with tooth; with 8 rows of large punctures, punctures slightly confused apically; even interspaces costate.

Leg: short; femur unarmed.




World Fauna


Described species: 1- Promecispa voeltzkowi Weise (Staines 2012).






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

Weise, J. 1909. Hispinen und Coccinelliden aus Madagaskar. Archiv für Naturgeschichte 75:111-125.


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