Hispines of the World

 

Squamispa Maulik 1928: 151

 

Synonomys

 

Quamispa Maulik (misspelling).

Type Species

 

Squamispa fasciata Maulik.

Diagnosis

 

Squamispa 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, with tubercles at base of antennae
  • the pronotum with a seta in each anterior and posterior angle
  • the apex of the elytra without a tooth-like projection, scutellar row absent
  • the prosternum does not expand anteriorly to partly cover the mouth
  • tarsal claws present, equal in length

Description

 

Body narrowly elongate; brownish, covered with whitish semi-erect scales.

Head: elongate in front of eyes, does not end in tubercles at antennal base; eye elongate.

Antenna: with 11-antennomeres; antennomere 1 large, transverse.

Pronotum: longer than wide; lateral margin rounded, margined; anterior angle acute; posterior angle rounded; surface densely punctate.

Elytron: narrowing basally and apically; apex not produced into elongated projection; regularly punctate-striate, scutellar row absent.

Venter: prosternal process narrow between coxae, widely expanding behind.

Leg: claws equal in length, divaricate.

Distribution

 

India.

World Fauna

 

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

Hosts

 

Unknown.

References

 

Maulik, S. 1928. New chrysomelid beetles from India with a note on the scales of Coleoptera. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1928:151-161.

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

 

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