Subject: Brown beetle bug
Location: Sengera, Kenya
January 15, 2013 5:29 am
This little critter was discovered just outside a building on the compound where I worked. He is as big as he looks and was bigger than my palm.
Signature: Ben Fiddes
This is a Longicorn or Longhorned Borer Beetle in the family Cerambycidae. As you have probably noticed, there is often difficulty identifying African bugs to the species level as there are not many websites devoted to them, unlike North American, Australian and British bugs. We believe it might be Tithoes confinis which we found on the Worldwide Cerambycidae Photo Gallery and which is also represented in our archives. Perhaps someone with more experience will write in to confirm our identification or correct it.