Hispines of the World

 

Sternostenoides Monros & Viana 1947: 267

 

Synonomys

 

None.

Type Species

 

Sternostenoides daguerrei Monrós & Viana.

Diagnosis

 

Sternostenoides can be distinguished by the following combination of characters:

  • body slender parallel-sided
  • 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, without 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 with tooth
  • anterior margin of prosternum not expanding forward partly covering mouth

Description

 

Body elongate, subcylindrical.

Head: medial sulcus faint; frons punctate; clypeus finely punctate, with longitudinal carina.

Antenna: with 10‑antennomeres; antennomeres 1 and 2 similar, wider than the next three; 3 to 5 lengthened; 6 shorter and wider than 5; 8 to 10 thicker than rest, forming a poorly defined club.

Pronotum: narrower than elytra, cylindrical; parallel-sided, slightly elongate; irregularly punctate.

Scutellum: quadrangular.

Elytron: lateral and apical margins finely dentate; apex conjointly rounded; with 8 rows of punctures plus scutellar row; tricostate, united on apical 1/5.

Leg: mesotibia strongly curved; mesofemur with short spine.

Venter: prosternum with short median plate on anterior margin.

Distribution

 

Argentina.

World Fauna

 

Described species: 1- Sternostenoides daguerrei Monrós & Viana (Staines 2012).

Hosts

 

Unknown.

References

 

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

 

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