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This site is no longer maintained, an up to date illustrated catalog can be found in the MNHN databases.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  (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
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.
species displayed : 166
Elizabetha Empysarus Encosternum
Haplosterna Natalicola Selenymenum
Neosalica Oncomeris Peltocopta
Plisthenes Rhoecus Stilida
Malgassus Pseudosepina Rhynchotmetus
Asiarcha Aurungabada Candace Carpona
Dalcantha Eurostus Eurypleura
Megaedoeum Origanaus Pseudopycanum Pycanum
Amissus Embolosterna Enada Hypencha
Mucanum Pygoplatys Siphnus
back to home