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

by Gerrit Withaar

Tmesisternus lictorius (Pascoe, 1867)


ssp. lictorius (Pascoe, 1867)
ssp. biak Weigel, 2008




STATUS: A peculiar distribution pattern. It is found on four islands at great distance of each other. Weigel (2008) recently recognized a new subspecies from Biak Island.
PAPUA LOCALITIES: Salawati; Yapen; Biak (ssp. biak): Korem. Details in gazetteer.

EXTERNAL DISTRIBUTION: Aru (Moluccas). As far as known it is not recorded from Papua New Guinea.

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., 2008. Taxonomische Bemerkungen zu den Tmesisternini mit Beschreibung zwei neuer Taxa von der Insel Biak (West-Papua) (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae, Lamiinae). Vernate 27: 263.