Pikroprion sullivaniJames S. Miller and Andrew V. Z. Brower
A relatively large and striking moth, Pikroprion sullivani is superficially similar to Momonipta albiplaga. However, based on its wing venation and elongate palpi, the moth is more closely-related to Polypoetes and Argentala. Miller (2009) has erected a new genus for this species based on two relatively obvious diagnostic characters (plus major genitalic differences):
- widely bipectinate antennae (subserrate in Argentala)
- short forewing discal cell (long in Polypoetes)
Miller, JS. 2009. Generic revision of the Dioptinae (Lepidoptera: Noctuoidea: Notodontidae). Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 321, 1-971 + 48 plates.
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