Hispines of the World


Sinispa Uhmann 1940e: 143




Sinispa Uhmann 1938f: 224 Nomen nudum.

Type Species


Sinispa yunnana Uhmann.



Sinispa can be distinguished by the following combination of characters:

  • lateral margin of pronotum and elytra with long, stiff spines
  • antennomere 1 with long spine, 2 to 6 each with short spine
  • anterior margin of pronotum with branched spine on each side
  • tarsal claws fused basally, divergent



Body; subparallel; subconvex; color black; total length 4.4 to 4.9 mm.

Head: small; convex; vertex punctate, with medial sulcus; eye large, flattened.

Antenna: reaches to humerus; expanding apically; with 11-antennomeres; antennomere 1 with long spine; 2 to 6 each with short spine; 1 incrassate, 2x length of 2; 2 subcylindrical; 3 obconic, 1½x length of 2; 4 to 6 short, transverse; 7 to 10 transverse, thicker; 11 longer than 10, pointed at apex.

Pronotum: transverse; lateral margin rounded, with 3 spines on common base (3); anterior angle rounded; anterior margin with branched spine with common base on each side; posterior angle acute; posterior margin weakly bisinuate; convex; surface with white setae.

Scutellum: cordate.

Elytron: lateral margin straight, with long spines; exterior apical angle rounded, with spines; apical margin rounded, with spines; humerus rounded; with 8 rows of punctures plus scutellar row, each puncture with seta; non-costate; disc with spines.

Leg: tarsal claws fused basally, divergent.



Cambodia, China, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam.

World Fauna


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






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

Uhmann, E. 1938f. Hispinen aus China: Yunnan. 75. Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Hispinen (Col. Chrys.). Entomologisk Tidskrift 59:224-227.

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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