Subject: Identification Request
Location: East Africa
January 19, 2017 7:28 pm
Here are a few interesting ‘bugs’ I photographed while living in Tanzania between 2008 and 2011. Hoping you can help me (finally) identify exactly what they are 🙂
IMG 8969 in Longido, Northern Tanzania (found dead)
This is one of the Longicorns from the family Cerambycidae, and it is one of the Root Borers in the subfamily Prioninae. Based on this FlickR posting, it might be in the genus Tithoes, however it does not resemble others from that genus on our site. Based on The Old World Cerambycidae Search, it appears to be Anthracocentrus beringei, but searching that name does not provide any additional information. While we cannot with certainty provide you with a species, we are nonetheless confident it is a member of the subfamily Prioninae.