Hispines of the World


Sternoplispa Uhmann 1940e: 144




Sternoplispa Uhmann 1935h: 237 Nomen nudum.

Type Species


Sternoplispa triformis Uhmann.



Sternoplispa can be distinguished by the following combination of characters:

  • body wedged-shaped expanding apically
  • 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, with two blunt teeth on anterior margin
  • the apex of the elytra without a tooth-like projection
  • the elytra with 8 rows of punctures for entire length and 3 regular costae, humerus rounded without spine or tooth
  • the antennae thickened at apex, with 10-antennomeres
  • leg with apical tarsomere bearing 2 claws, mesofemora without tooth
  • anterior margin of prosternum expanding forward partly covering mouth



Head: vertex with small triangular depression, impunctate; medial sulcus present.

Antenna: with 10‑antennomeres; antennomere 1 subglobose; 2 and 3 cylindrical; 4 to 6 transverse, narrower than preceding; 8 to 9 transverse, wider than preceding; 10 pointed at apex.

Pronotum: longer than wide, convex; basal impression present.

Scutellum: rounded at apex.

Elytron: lateral margin dentate; triangular tooth present on external apical angle; with 8 rows of punctures plus scutellar row; tricostate.

Venter: prosternum projecting forward, with two blunt teeth present on anterior margin.



Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay.

World Fauna


Described species: 7 (Staines 2012). Key: Monrós & Viana 1947.






Monrós, F. & M. J. Viana. 1947. Revisión sistemática de los Hispidae Argentinos (Insecta, Coleop. Chrysomeloid.). Anales del Museo Argentino Ciencias Naturales "Bernardino Rivadavia" 42:125-324.

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. 1935h. Hispinen aus Paraguay. 54. Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Hispinen (Col.: Chrysomelidae). Arbeiten über morphologische und taxonomische Entomologie aus Berlin-Dahlem 2:237-240.

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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