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Introduction
  • The tribe Tmesisternini Blanchard, 1853 currently contains 403 species in 14 genera. Photographs of 2 exemplar specimens are currently available for this tribe.
Diagnostic Features of Adults
  • Body small to moderate-sized, approximately 10-40 mm; generally elongate; body with or without metallic reflection. Eyes generally reniform, complete (not completely divided into upper and lower lobes). Antennae filiform, unarmed; antennae of variable length, from short (not extending beyond elytral apices) to long (generally extending beyond elytral apices by several segments). Head without distinct lateral or anterior projections. Pronotum shape variable, from approximately subquadrate (about as long as wide) to transverse (distinctly wider than long); lateral margins of pronotum without distinct spines or blunt tubercles. Mesocoxal cavity open to mesepimeron. Wings generally complete. Legs with tarsal claws smooth; claws broadly divergent (divaricate).
Diagnostic Features of Larvae
  • Not yet available for this taxon.
Geographic Distribution of TribeBiology and Economic Importance
  • Biology unknown for members of this tribe. Species of this tribe are potentially invasive outside their native range.
Selected References to Adult SpecimensSelected References to Larval Specimens

Tmesisternus dohertyi Jordan, 1894
Cerambycidae: Lamiinae: Tmesisternini
Photograph © E.H. Nearns

 

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