Longicorn from Kenya

Long Horned Beetle
Location: Maasai Mara, Kenya
December 21, 2010 6:50 am
Hi WTB,
Just thought I’d share a couple of pictures of a Tithoes confinis long horned beetle (Family Cerambycidae – subfamily prioninae) from Masai Mara in Kenya. It was about 8-9cm long.
Gotta love the macro function on digital cameras.
Signature: Zarek

Longicorn

Dear Zarek,
We do not receive many submissions from Africa, except for South Africa, so we are thrilled with your photos.  Additionally, identification of African species can be especially challenging because the internet does not contain as many insect sites devoted to African species as it does sites devoted to North American, Australian or even Costa Rican species.  Thanks so much for doing the research and identifying your Longicorn as
Tithoes confinis, though we still want to support that ID with a link.

Longicorn from Kenya

Ed. Note: We found this link to the ColeopTerra website that confirms the ID of Tithoes confinis.

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