Correction to the known distribution of <I>Prionus (Homaesthesis) simplex</I> (Casey) (Coleoptera, Cerambycidae)


  • Daniel J. Heffern


Prionus (Homaesthesis) simplex (Casey) was described (Casey, 1912:253) from one male specimen from Kansas with no further data. The specimen is in the United States National Museum and is illustrated by Chemsak (1996). Alexander (1958) reported P. simplex from two locations in Craig County, Oklahoma. Alexander's paper appears to be the basis for two localities shown in northeastern Oklahoma on the distribution maps given by Linsley (1962) and Chemsak (1996). The one locality shown in central Kansas on the map by Chemsak (1996) represents just a "state record" and not a specific collecting record (J. Beierl, Editor of Wolfsgarden Books, pers. comm.)