Illustrated catalog of TESSARATOMIDAE (last update : January 2013)

This site is no longer maintained, an up to date illustrated catalog can be found in the MNHN databases.

foreword : the objective of this site is to build an illustrated catalog of the World Tessaratomidae. It will take some time, as the author has not seen all species in this family, not yet photographed all the bugs he has seen, and more is not sure, for half of them, of the species they belong to. It will evolve with the knowledge of the author, so any contribution is welcome (bugs, pictures, identification).
All the pictures, unless explicitely mentioned, are the copyright of this site. The copyrights of picture of specimens from museums collections belong to the corresponding museums (list). They may be used in publication for scientific or illustration purposes, but only with the authorization of the webmaster of this site (which, by the way, will give you access to full resolution pictures).

The classification of the family used in this site derives from the catalog of Tessaratomidae of Rolston, Aalbu, Murray & Rider (Rolston, L.H., Aalbu, R.L., Murray, M.J. & Rider, D.A. (1993). A catalog of the Tessaratomidae of the world. Papua New Guinea J. Agric., For. Fish 36: 36-108 [45] (catalogue)). They must be thanked for this work which makes it possible to find someone's way in the jungle of this family... Many thanks also to the museums and colleagues which allowed the publication of pictures of their specimens.  A special thanks also to those who allowed me to put their pictures on this site, Christophe Barthélémy, Les Day, Cathy Dzerefos, L C Goh, John Horstman, Michael Lo, Geoff Monteith, David Rentz, Robert Whyte and Noel M. Young.

Recent additions

Number of species displayed : 166


    Cyclogastridea Elizabetha Empysarus Encosternum Haplosterna Natalicola Selenymenum Stevesonius


    Agapophyta Cumare Erga Garceus Lyramorpha Musgraveia Neosalica Oncomeris Peltocopta Piezosternum Plisthenes Rhoecus Stilida Tamolia Tibiospina








    Ipamu Malgassus Pseudosepina Rhynchotmetus Sepina



    Anacanthopus Asiarcha Aurungabada Candace Carpona Dalcantha Eurostus Eurypleura Eusthenes Eusthenimorpha Mattiphus Megaedoeum Origanaus Pseudopycanum Pycanum Sanganus Serrocarpona


    Acidosterna Amissus Embolosterna Enada Hypencha Mucanum Pygoplatys Siphnus Tessaratoma




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