Javeta Baly (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae) contains 19 species from the Pacific Region (Staines 2012) and is in need of revision. Three species have been reported feeding on palms.


Javeta arecae Uhmann is found in Indonesia (Java).

Javeta corporaali Weise is found in Indonesia (Java, Sumatra).

Javeta thoracica Uhmann is found in Indonesia (Java).


Javeta arecae feeds on Areca catechu L. (Arecaceae) (Uhmann 1943).

Javeta corporaali feeds on Pinanga kuhlii Blume (Arecaceae) (Uhmann 1955).

Javeta thoracica Uhmann feeds on Areca sp. sp. (Uhmann 1955); Metroxylon sp. (Kalshoven 1957) (Arecaceae).


Kalshoven (1981) published the only known information on Javeta species. Adults’ feeding results in brown channels in the frond parallel to the mid-vein. Larvae construct elongate blotch-type mines.

Life history notes

none published


Kalshoven, L. G. E. 1957. An analysis of ethological, ecological and taxonomic data on Oriental Hispinae (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae). Tijdscrift voor Entomologie 100: 5‑24.

Kalshoven, L. G. E. 1981. Pests of crops in Indonesia. P. T. Ichtiar Baru-Van Hoeve, Jakarta, Indonesia. 701 pp.

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

Uhmann, E. 1943. Neue amerikanische Hispinen. 100. Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Hispinen (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae). Folia Zoologica et Hydrobiologica 12: 115-121.

Uhmann, E. 1955. Hispinae aus Indonesia. I. Teil. 164. Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Hispinae (Coleoptera, Chrysomelidae). Tijdschrift voor entomologie 98: 133-146.

Last updated November 2016