Tessaromma, Newman, 1840

Jin, Mengjie, Ślipiński, Adam, Keyzer, Roger De & Pang, Hong, 2017, Review of Australian genera Tessaromma Newman and Phlyctaenodes Newman with description of a new genus and species (Coleoptera: Cerambycidae: Cerambycinae: Phlyctaenodini), Zootaxa 4277 (1), pp. 67-85: 76

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https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4277.1.5

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Tessaromma
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Key to species of Tessaromma  

1 Pronotum with pair of strongly elevated and narrowly separated admedian tubercles, often joined posteriorly ( Figs 3A, B View FIGURE 3 , I); small species, length usually less than 10mm ................................................................ 2

- Pronotal tubercles indistinct or broadly separated at middle ( Figs 3 View FIGURE 3 E, G); larger species, length always over 10mm ....... 3

2 Genae in front of eyes with smooth yellow spot ( Fig. 3C View FIGURE 3 ); elytral surface yellowish brown or dark brown; Queensland and New South Wales ...................................................................... T. nanum Blackburn    

- Genae in front of eyes without yellow spot; elytral surface black to dark brown with silver pubescence; New Guinea......................................................................................... T. argenteonigra Gressitt  

3 Pronotal tubercles flat, indistinct; elytra with adpressed setae not forming marble-like pattern ( Fig. 3 View FIGURE 3 G); Tasmania only............................................................................................... T. triste (Hope)    

- Pronotal tubercles prominent; elytra with dense silvery or golden adpressed pubescence forming wavy, marbled pattern ( Figs. 3 View FIGURE 3 E); eastern Australia.................................................................. T. undatum Newman