Tmesisternus papuanus

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Tmesisternus papuanus
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Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Infraorder: Cucujiformia
Family: Cerambycidae
Subfamily: Lamiinae
Genus: Tmesisternus
T. papuanus
Binomial name
Tmesisternus papuanus
Breuning, 1945
  • Tmesisternopsis papuanus(Breuning, 1945) [1]

Tmesisternus papuanus is a species of beetle in the family Cerambycidae. It was described by Stephan von Breuning in 1945. [2]

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  1. Gressitt, Judson Linsley (1984). "Systematics and biogeography of the longicorn beetle tribe Tmesisternini". Pacific Insects Monograph. 41: 1–275.
  2. Bezark, Larry. "A Photographic Catalog of the Cerambycidae of the World (old world)" . Retrieved 2 August 2022.