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

by Gerrit Withaar

Tmesisternus distinctus Boisduval, 1835


ssp. contraversus Pascoe, 1867
ssp. electus Heller, 1914
endemic subspecies!




STATUS: The species is restricted to New Guinea with three subspecies. Two are found in Papua only: ssp. controversus (red dots in the map) and ssp. electus (blue dots in the map).
PAPUA LOCALITIES: ssp. controversus: New Guinea: Birdshead Peninsula (most likely Manokwari or the Arfak).
ssp. electus: New Guinea: Etna Bay. Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: ssp. distinctus: Papua New Guinea (endemic); ssp. controversus: Papua New Guinea; ssp. electus: none.

DATA SOURCES: BMNH. Literature (see below).






Gressitt, J.L., 1984. Systematics and biogeography of the Longicorn Beetle Tribe Tmesisternini. Pacific Insects Monograph 41: 1-263.