Hispines of the World


Wallacispa Uhmann 1940e: 143




Wallacispa Uhmann 1930-1932: 40 Nomen nudum.

Waklacispa Uhmann (misspelling).

Type Species


Wallacispa tibialis Uhmann.



Wallacispa can be distinguished by the following combination of characters:

  • lateral margin of pronotum and elytra without long, stiff spines
  • head without frontal horn between antennae, clypeus absent or very narrow
  • pronotum with seta in each posterior angle
  • elytra without scutellar row of punctures
  • tarsi with 2 claws



Elongate; subparallel; subdepressed; small; color brownish-yellow; total length 5.0 mm.

Head: vertex rounded, impunctate; clypeus absent or very narrow; eye large, convex.

Antenna: short; with 11-antennomeres; antennomeres 1 and 2 subequal in length, incrassate; 8 to 11 pubescent.

Pronotum: quadrate; lateral margin straight, smooth; anterior angle rounded; anterior margin curved; posterior angle with small tooth; posterior margin bisinuate; convex; surface irregularly punctate; basal impression absent.

Scutellum: quadrate; rounded at apex.

Elytron: lateral margin straight, smooth, margined; exterior apical angle rounded; apex rounded; humerus rounded, not produced; slightly constricted behind humerus; with 8 rows of punctures, rows 5 to 8 reduced to 2 rows after middle; tricostate.

Leg: short; robust; tarsi with 2 claws.



Indonesia, Philippines.

World Fauna


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



Metroxylon (Arecaceae).



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

Uhmann, E. 1930-1932. Philippinische Hispinen aus W. Schultzes Sammlung nebst Arten anderer Forscher. Neue Beiträge Zur Systematischen Insektenkunde 4:252-254; 5:1-15; 6:34-48; 6:49-61.

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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