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Crambidae
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.
  • Pinned specimens of related species. (Hint: select View by Region on the related species page.)
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.
References
  • Barcode of Life Data System (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Barcode of Life Data System (BOLD) - Caution: Some specimens shown may not be sequenced. DNA barcode provides evidence of relatedness not proof of identification.
  • Kearfott, W.D., 1908. Descriptions of new species of North American crambid moths. Proceedings of the United States National Museum, 35 (1649): 372.
  • Scholtens, B.G. & M.A. Solis, 2015. Annotated check list of the Pyraloidea (Lepidoptera) of America North of Mexico. ZooKeys, 535: 1-136.
  • Sorensen, K.A., 1968. The Life History of the Buffalograss Webworm Surattha indentella Kearfott, in Kansas (Lepidoptera: Pyralidae). Unpublished Master's Thesis. Kansas State University., 1-59.
  • Species Page at BugGuide.Net
Surattha indentella
Hal Livings
Surattha indentella
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