[= Acanthophorus confinis Laporte de Castelnau, 1840]
[= Tithoes mandibularis Thomson, 1877]
[= Tithoes intermedius Thomson, 1877]
[= Tithoes falcatus Kolbe, 1898]
[= Tithoes gularis Kolbe, 1898]
[= Tithoes gnatho Kolbe, 1898]
[= Tithoes longicornis Kolbe, 1898]
Subfamilia: PRIONINAE / Tribus: ACANTHOPHORINI
[Photo © David Navrátil, click on the picture for 4K resolution]
Tithoes confinis, a species distributed in Africa and Arabian peninsula (Yemen, Saudi Arabia), has been decribed from Senegal as Acanthophorus confinis by Francis Louis Nompar de Laporte de Castelnau in 1840 [▽].
Body length: 36 - 101 mm Life cycle: several years Adults in: January - October Host plant: polyphagous in broadleaf trees Distribution: Egypt, Yemen, Saudi Arabia, Africa
The depicted mounted beetles were collected by a local collector in Sirari village environs (Tarime district, Mara region, Tanzania) in October 2012. The living female beetle was photographed by our friend Stanislav Snäll in Kruger National Park (Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces, South Africa) on January 1, 2016.
de Laporte de Castelnau F.L.N.:
Histoire Naturelle des Insectes Coléoptères.
P. Duménil, Paris 2: 563pp, 1840. [download ]
[Photo © Stanislav Snäll]
|Subfamilia||Prioninae Latreille, 1802|
|Tribus||Acanthophorini Thomson, 1864|
|Genus||Tithoes Thomson, 1864|
|Species||Tithoes confinis (Laporte de Castelnau, 1840)|