|Museum specimen of Tithoes maculatus|
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.
The longhorn beetles are a family of beetles, typically characterized by extremely long antennae, which are often as long as or longer than the beetle's body. In various members of the family, however, the antennae are quite short and such species can be difficult to distinguish from related beetle families such as the Chrysomelidae. The family is large, with over 26,000 species described, slightly more than half from the Eastern Hemisphere. Several are serious pests. The larvae, called roundheaded borers, bore into wood, where they can cause extensive damage to either living trees or untreated lumber. A number of species mimic ants, bees, and wasps, though a majority of species are cryptically colored. The rare titan beetle from northeastern South America is often considered the largest insect, with a maximum known body length of just over 16.7 cm (6.6 in). The scientific name of this beetle family goes back to a figure from Greek mythology: after an argument with nymphs, the shepherd Cerambus was transformed into a large beetle with horns.
Dermestidae are a family of Coleoptera that are commonly referred to as skin beetles. Other common names include larder beetle, hide or leather beetles, carpet beetles, and khapra beetles. There are approximately 500 to 700 species worldwide. They can range in size from 1 to 12 mm. Key characteristics for adults are round oval shaped bodies covered in scales or setae. The usually clubbed antennae fit into deep grooves. The hind femora also fit into recesses of the coxa. Larvae are scarabaeiform and also have setae.
Francis Polkinghorne Pascoe was an English entomologist mainly interested in Coleoptera, commonly known as beetles.
Xixuthrus is a small genus of long-horned beetles, found primarily on Pacific islands, including Indonesia, New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, and Fiji, and contains some of the largest living insect species, the giant Fijian long-horned beetle and the Taveuni beetle. These beetles have powerful jaws, and should be handled with care when alive. No scientists have yet seen a larva of this genus, although in Fiji, where three different species occur, the natives consider them to be a rare and special delicacy.
The Rosalia longicorn or Alpine longhorn beetle, is a large longicorn that is distinguished by its distinctive markings.
Monochamus is a genus of longhorn beetles found throughout the world. They are commonly known as sawyer beetles or sawyers, as their larvae bore into dead or dying trees, especially conifers such as pines. They are the type genus of the Monochamini, a tribe in the huge long-horned beetle subfamily Lamiinae, but typically included in the Lamiini today.
Dermestes maculatus is a species of beetle with a worldwide distribution, being present on all continents except Antarctica. In Europe, it is present in all countries.
The Decora longicorn beetle is a species of the family Cerambycidae.
Tithoes confinis, common name giant longhorn beetle, is a species of beetle of the family Cerambycidae.
Tithoes is a genus of beetle belonging to the family Cerambycidae.
Mecosarthron is a genus of beetles in the family Cerambycidae, containing the following species:
Strongylaspis is a genus of beetles in the longhorn beetle family, Cerambycidae.
Tragocephala is a genus of flat-faced longhorn beetles belonging to the family Cerambycidae.
Bebelis is a genus of beetles in the family Cerambycidae, containing the following species:
Arhopaloscelis is a genus of longhorn beetles of the subfamily Lamiinae, containing the following species:
Falsamblesthis is a genus of longhorn beetles of the subfamily Lamiinae, containing the following species:
Bangalaia is a genus of longhorn beetles of the subfamily Lamiinae, containing the following species:
The Yellow spotted longicorn beetle is a species of beetle in the family Cerambycidae. It was described by Francis Polkinghorne Pascoe in 1857. It is known from North Korea, China and Japan. It has been introduced to Italy.
The Fig Longicorn Beetle or Passion Vine Longhorn Beetle is a species of beetle in the family Cerambycidae. It was described by Newman in 1841, originally under the genus Monohammus. Breuning erroneously synonymised this species with Acalolepta mixta. It is found throughout eastern Australia, including Tasmania and South Australia, as well as parts of South Asia. The Australian government recognize this species as a pest species. It feeds on Grape Vine, Papaya and Curtain Fig Tree.
Brachyta is a genus of the Lepturinae subfamily in long-horned beetle family.
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