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Species Prionus spinipennis

Prionus spinipennis Hovore & Turnbow - Prionus spinipennis - male Prionus spinipennis Hovore & Turnbow - Prionus spinipennis - female
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Coleoptera (Beetles)
Suborder Polyphaga (Water, Rove, Scarab, Long-horned, Leaf and Snout Beetles)
No Taxon (Series Cucujiformia)
Superfamily Chrysomeloidea (Long-horned and Leaf Beetles)
Family Cerambycidae (Long-horned Beetles)
Subfamily Prioninae
Tribe Prionini
Genus Prionus
No Taxon (subgenus Homaesthesis)
Species spinipennis (Prionus spinipennis)
Explanation of Names
Prionus spinipennis Hovore & Turnbow 1984
spinipennis or "spined-wing" is a reference to the spinose sutural angle of the elytra (1)
Size
Male Length (exclusive of mandibles): 19.5 - 32 mm. (1)
Female Length (exclusive of mandibles): 29 - 30 mm.
Identification
Prionus (H.) spinipennis may be distinguished from all other known Homaesthesis by the combination of 12-segmented antennae, expanded tarsi, dark-brown to piceous integument with wholly reddish antennae, and spinose sutural angle of the elytra (1)
Range
se NM, and adjacent w. TX - Map (2)
Habitat
Two of the paratypes were collected away from lights in association with shinnery oaks (Quercus havardii) growing on the dunes. (1)
Season
mostly August (1)(2)
Remarks
Type data: Holotype male, allotype (California Academy of Sciences) and 35 paratypes from: TEXAS, Ward County, Monahans Sandhills State Park, at lights, 21 August 1982 (R.H. Turnbow, T.P. Friedlander). (1)
Texas considers this a "Species of Greatest Conservation Need" (SGCN) (3)
See Also
Prionus spp. - Cerambycidae Catalog
Print References
Hovore, F.T. & R.H. Turnbow, Jr. 1984. A new species of Prionus (Homaesthesis) from the Monahan Sandhills of western Texas. Entomol. News, 95(1): 1-4, 4 figs. (1)
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