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800774.005327Surattha indentella – Kearfott, 1908

Hal Livings
Distribution: Kansas to Texas
Type locality: Amarillo, TX
Similar Species: 5326 Surattha santella Kearfott, 1908 is found in Arizona. Males have simple antennae, not bipectinated.
Two populations in Texas separated by DNA barcode appear to support the possibility of an undescribed species.
Taxonomic Notes: Surattha indentella Kearfott, 1908 was transferred to Prionapteryx by Bleszynski (1967) as a result of synonymy of the two genera. This synonymy was overturned by Bassi & Mey in Mey 2011, Esperiana Memoir 6: 234, leaving the generic status of North American species formerly placed in the genus Surattha uncertain. Those species are treated here as members of the genus Surattha following Scholtens & Solis (2015), ZooKeys, 535: 50, 111.
Surattha indentella
Hal Livings
Surattha indentella
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