Tithoes confinis (Laporte de Castelnau, 1840)
[= 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]

Tithoes confinis

[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 pdf icon]

Tithoes confinis
Tithoes confinis
[Photo © Stanislav Snäll]

SubfamiliaPrioninae Latreille, 1802
TribusAcanthophorini Thomson, 1864
GenusTithoes Thomson, 1864
SpeciesTithoes confinis (Laporte de Castelnau, 1840)