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 beetles were photographed in: (SS) - Kruger National Park (Limpopo and Mpumalanga provinces, South Africa) on January 1, 2016; (PK) - 5 km S of Tsumeb (1423 m a.s.l., Oshikoto region, Namibia) on March 27, 2014.

Collected by our friends Stanislav Snäll and Pavel Kučera.

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]
Tithoes confinis
[Photo © Pavel Kučera]

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