Tithoes maculatus

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Tithoes maculatus
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Museum specimen of Tithoes maculatus
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Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Insecta
Order: Coleoptera
Family: Cerambycidae
Genus: Tithoes
T. maculatus
Binomial name
Tithoes maculatus
(Fabricius, 1793)
  • Prionus maculatus Olivier in Fabricius, 1793
  • Prionus maculatus Olivier, 1795
  • Acanthophorus maculatus Audinet-Serville, 1832
  • Tithoes maculatus Thomson, 1864
  • Tithoës maculatus Harold, 1879
  • Acanthophorus (Tithoes) maculatus Lameere, 1903
  • Acanthophorus (Tithoes) maculatus subsp. yolofus Lepesme, 1953
  • Acanthophorus maculatus subsp. maculatus Basilewsky, 1955
  • Tithoes maculatus subsp. maculatus Adlbauer & Mourglia, 1995
  • Tithoes (Tithoes) maculatus subsp. maculatus ; Quentin & Villiers, 1983

Tithoes maculatus is a species of beetle belonging to the family Cerambycidae.



Tithoes maculatus can reach a length of 38–88 millimetres (1.5–3.5 in). Head and thorax are blackish, while elytra are brown, with whitish blotches. Males of this longicorn beetle has a very large head and long, strong, falciform mandibles. Three spiny teeth are present on both lateral edges of prothorax.


This species is widespread in Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sudan, Chad and Togo.


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