Genus Hispellinus

We are not completely certain about species placement below. H. fimbriatus was described from Tasmania. This species is said to differ from H. multispinosus by lacking any spines on the elytral discs, only having the marginal spines. The disc instead has many tubercles. Hispellinus are grass miners.

Tasmania has two species listed.

Hispellinus coarctatus  (not listed in Tasmania)


Hispellinus fimbriatus


Hispellinus multispinosus


Grove S.J., Forster  L. G. ,Porch, N. (2021) An illustrated checklist of the insects of Tasmania. Part 1 – Coleoptera (beetles). The Royal Society of Tasmania. Hobart