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Species Prionus spinipennis

Prionus spinipennis Hovore & Turnbow - Prionus spinipennis - male Prionus spinipennis Hovore & Turnbow - Prionus spinipennis - female
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)
Male Length (exclusive of mandibles): 19.5 - 32 mm. (1)
Female Length (exclusive of mandibles): 29 - 30 mm.
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)
se NM, and adjacent w. TX - Map (2)
Two of the paratypes were collected away from lights in association with shinnery oaks (Quercus havardii) growing on the dunes. (1)
mostly August (1)(2)
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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