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Genus Prionoxystus

Carpenterworm Moth - Prionoxystus macmurtrei Large Moth with delicate spots or scales? - Prionoxystus robiniae Unidentified Moth - Prionoxystus robiniae Moth - Prionoxystus robiniae Cossidae: Prionoxystus robiniae - Prionoxystus robiniae - male Cossidae: Prionoxystus robiniae - Prionoxystus robiniae Carpenterworm Moth? - Prionoxystus robiniae Larva Day 22 - Prionoxystus robiniae
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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Cossoidea (Carpenter and Leopard Moths)
Family Cossidae (Carpenter and Leopard Moths)
Subfamily Cossinae
Genus Prionoxystus
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Prionoxystus Grote, 1882. Taxonomic notes:
type species: Cossus robinae Peck, 1818
Explanation of Names
From Greek prion, -o (πριων) a saw, plus xyst scraped, or a scraper (1)
Numbers
Arnett lists three species (2)
Print References
Borror, entries for priono, xyst (1)
Internet References
Wikispecies--Prionoxystus
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.American Insects: A Handbook of the Insects of America North of Mexico
Ross H. Arnett. 2000. CRC Press.