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80a1397 – 5326   Prionapteryx santella (Kearfott, 1908)
Distribution Data for Prionapteryx santella
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Distribution: Type locality: South Arizona.
Similar Species:
  • 5327 Surattha indentella Kearfott, 1908 is found in Texas. Males have bipectinate antennae, not simple.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
Synonymy: Surattha? santella Kearfott, 1908
Taxonomic Notes: Prionapteryx santella (Kearfott, 1908), n. comb., was formerly in the genus Surattha (Hayden & Scholtens in Pohl & Nanz (eds.) 2023). Previously, this species 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 santella uncertain.
  • Barcode of Life (BOLD) - Caution: DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness, not proof of identification, and some BOLD specimens shown may not be sequenced.
  • Kearfott, W.D., 1908. Descriptions of new species of North American crambid moths. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 35 (1649): 371.
  • Pohl, G. R. and S. R. Nanz (eds.), 2023. Annotated Taxonomic Checklist of the Lepidoptera of North America, North of Mexico. Wedge Entomological Research Foundation, Bakersfield, California, xiv + 580 pp. (order).
  • Scholtens, B.G. & M.A. Solis, 2015. Annotated check list of the Pyraloidea (Lepidoptera) of America North of Mexico. ZooKeys, 535: 1-136.
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