Subject: Longhorn beetle
Location: Philadelphia, Harare, Zimbabwe
January 31, 2017 6:14 am
I have narrowed down the identity of this beetle to Tithoes Confinus or Tithoes Maculatus. What do you think?
We have several Prionids from Africa in our archives that we have identified as Tithoes confinus, but we would always defer to true experts when it comes to determining the exact species. Many times members of the same genus require close examination to determine an exact identity and we just do not possess the necessary qualifications to make that determination. Perhaps one of our readers will be able to provide more specifics. This posting from our archives has some information on distinguishing T. confinus from T. maculatus. ISpot has many postings from the genus, and not a single one is identified as T. maculatus, and several are identified as T. confinus. Prioninae.org does have an image of a pair of T. maculatus, and the range is listed as “Angola Bénin Burkina Faso Cameroun Centrafrique Côte d’Ivoire Gabon Gambie Guinée BIssau Mali Niger Nigeria Rwanda Sénégal Soudan Tchad Togo” and not Zimbabwe.
Thank you Daniel,
I posted this pic on NatureWatch NZ and got feedback from Jacob and fubr as being T. maculatus frontalis which I now agree with.