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1. Scape with cicatrix (ridged) at apex ... Lamiini, Batocerini, Gnomini (Key here)




-. Scape with normal apex ... 2

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2. Wingless (apterous) species, metasternum short ... Morimopsini, Parmenini (see Key to wingless Lamiinae)




-. Winged species, metasternum normal ... 3

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3. Mesotibiae (tibiae II) simple, without a furrow or a teeth (most primitive tribes) ...... 4





-. Mesotibiae (tibiae II) with a furrow, a teeth or a tubercle ................................... 9

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4. Metepisterna widened ............... Saperdini, Astathini (Key here)


Notice that the metepisterna (the area between the hind legs under the hind wings) is triangular and not parallel-sided as in other cerambycids.


-. Metepisterna normal ................ 5
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5. Mesocoxal cavities closed (separated from epimera); body small ........................... 6



-. Mesocoxal cavities open (connected to the epimera); body usually medium or large ... 7

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6. Body posteriorly more or less convergent, elytra pubescent and with hair fascicles on the disc (Holoarctic) ... Pogonocherini

-. Body more or less cylindrical, always without fascicles (Tropical) ... Desmiphorini (pars, here also Estolini, Apodasyni, Zygocerini, etc.)
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7. Antennomere IV with a lateral dimple at the apex; antennae usually longer than body in males (Asian and African species) ... Ceroplesini (click on Gallery or on Forum for images)

-. Antennomere IV without a lateral dimple at the apex; antennae usually shorter in males (mainly African species) ..................... 8

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8. Antennae fine; labium with sparse hairs .......... Crossotini (click on Gallery or on Forum for images)


-. Antennae thick; labium with 4 hair fascicles ....... Phrynetini (click on Gallery or on Forum for images)
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9. Mesocoxal cavities closed (separated from epimera) ........................... 10




-. Mesocoxal cavities open (connected to the epimera) ........................... 14

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10. Head short; pronotum with lateral tubercles and/or ridges; mesosternum some or less fused with the prosternum (mainly Australian Region) ........................... Tmesisternini (click on Gallery or on Forum for images)

-. Head and prosternum simple; pronotum never with lateral ridges .......... 11
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11. Body minute, convex; elytral base and/or pronotum often with a dorsal spine; habitus similar to ants or Ptinidae ......................... Cyrtinini

-.Larger, body generally flat dorso-ventrally; elytral base sometimes with an obtuse tubercle ........................... 12
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12. Scape club-shaped ........................... Acanthoderini (click on Gallery or on Forum for images)

-. Scape elongated ..................................... 13
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13. Body elongated, somewhere cylindrical (South America) ..................................... Colobotheini (click on Gallery for images)

-. Body short and wide (Worldwide, especially South America) .................................... Acanthocinini (click on Gallery or on Forum for images)

Differences are not well defined
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14. Fore legs extremely long (America) ... Acrocinini

-. Fore legs normal ............... 15
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15. Smaller species, with shorter limbs (Worldwide, especially South America) .... Desmiphorini (here also Estolini, Apodasyni, Zygocerini, etc.)


-. Medium or large species with longer limbs (Africa and Asia, originally Gondwanan) ... 16

Differences are not well defined
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16. Middle-sized species with normal head and tuberculed pronotum .... Pachystolini (click on Gallery or on Forum for images)

-. Large to giant species with large head and smooth pronotum ........... Petrognathini (click on Gallery or on Forum for images)
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