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The Flat Faced Longhorn Beetles (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae, Lamiinae) of Papua Indonesia

by Gerrit Withaar



Tmesisternus bruijni Gestro, 1876

endemic species!







STATUS: Endemic in Papua. Seems restricted to the north coast of the island.

PAPUA LOCALITIES: Salawati; New Guinea: Alkmaar bivak, Arfak Mountains, Jayapura, Maffin Bay, Nabire, Ramoi, Sorong. Details in gazetteer.


DATA SOURCES: BPBM. Literature (see below).






Gressitt, J.L., 1984. Systematics and biogeography of the Longicorn Beetle Tribe Tmesisternini. Pacific Insects Monograph 41: 1-263.
Weigel, A. & G. Withaar, 2006. Notes on the taxonomy of the genera Tmesisternopsis Breuning, 1945 and Tmesisternus Latreille, 1829 (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Tmesisternini), with description of a new genus from Sulawesi. Journal of the Zoological Society Wallacea 2: 67-71.