Noctuidae - Acontiinae




Ponometia alata (Smith)

Acontia alata Smith, 1905, Jl. New York Ent. Soc., 13:210.

Diagnosis: Ponometia alata is a highly distinctive species. The forewing is light brown. A highly distinct white line runs from the base horizontally across the forewing to middle of the wing and then slants straight upward intercepting the costa just before the forewing apex. The terminal line is a highly conspicuous, curving white line. Forewing expanse from base to apex in one selected individual 7 mm.

Distribution: (Based only on specimens in the USNM). This species is known only from southern Arizona.

Identification Quality: Good

Larva: Unknown

Foodplants: Unknown

Distribution map based on specimens in the USNM

Ponometia alata

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