Cladispa Baly: revision, biology and reassignment of the genus to the tribe Spilophorini (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae: Cassidinae)

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  • LUKÁŠ SEKERKA,

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    1. Department of Entomology, National Museum, Prague, Prague, Czech Republic
    2. Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, University of South Bohemia, České Budějovice, Czech Republic
    • Correspondence: Lukáš Sekerka, Department of Entomology, National Museum, Golčova 1, CZ-14800 Prague, Czech Republic. E-mail: sagrinae@seznam.cz

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  • DONALD WINDSOR,

    1. Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panamá, República de Panamá
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  • GUILLAUME DURY

    1. Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Panamá, República de Panamá
    2. Department of Plant Science, McGill University, Québec, Canada
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  • [Version of Record, published online 16 April 2014]

Abstract

The genus, Cladispa Baly 1858, is transferred from the tribe Imatidiini (= Cephaloleiini Chapuis, 1875) to Spilophorini Chapuis, 1875 based on the review of type material, newly collected specimens and molecular phylogenetic analysis. The type species, C. quadrimaculata Baly, 1858, is redescribed, and two new species, C. amboroensis sp.n. from Bolivia (Santa Cruz Department) and C. ecuadorica sp.n. from Ecuador (Pastaza Province), are described and figured. The morphology of C. amboroensis sp.n. immature stages is broadly consistent with other Spilophorini. Field observations document that both C. quadrimaculata and C. amboroensis sp.n. are trophic specialists on Orchideaceae. Keys to Cladispa species and Spilophorini genera are provided. Trophic associations of other Cassidinae and Orchideaceae are discussed.

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