Hispines of the World


Solenispa Weise 1905g: 53





Type Species


Solenispa impressicollis Weise.



Solenispa can be distinguished by the following combination of characters:

  • the lateral margins of the pronotum and the elytra without long, stiff spines
  • body elongate, parallel-sided
  • the head without a frontal horn; mouthparts not projecting forward
  • the pronotum with a seta in each anterior angle, wider than long
  • the apex of the elytra without a tooth-like projection
  • the elytra without costae, parallel-sided, posterior margin smooth, much wider than base of pronotum, base with carina to humerus
  • the antennae with 11-antennomeres, filiform



Body long, narrow.

Head: vertex deeply concave, descending to margin of eye; eye protruding; clypeus with medial carina extending between antennal bases.

Antenna: with 11-antennomeres; antennomeres 1, 3, and 11 longer than others.

Pronotum: longer than wide, completely margined, convex; parallel‑sided; basal impression present; punctate flattened area present near midpoint on each side.

Scutellum: elongate, triangular.

Elytron: lateral and apical margins smooth; apex conjointly rounded; basal margin carinate to humerus; with 10 rows of shallow punctures plus scutellar row.

Venter: epipleura visible from oblique angle; pro‑ and mesocoxae large, globular; prosternum narrow; with 5 visible abdominal sterna, first two punctate laterally, last three hirsute.



Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Panamá.

World Fauna


Described species: 9 (Staines 2012). Key: none.



Grasses (Poaceae).



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

Weise, J. 1905g. Beschreibung einiger Hispinen. Archiv für Naturgeschichte 71:49-104.


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