Noctuidae - Acontiinae




Ponometia pulchra (Barnes and McDunnough)

Azenia pulchra Barnes and McDunnough, 1910, Jl. New York Ent. Soc., 18:158.

Diagnosis: Ponometia pulchra is a yellowish, poorly marked species. The overall color is bright straw yellow. The usually lines are present, but very vague. The antemedial line, although weak, has a triangular appearance, its pointed reaching the small, black dot of the orbicular. There are two brown patches in the forewing fringe and a dark dot on the costa just before the wing apex. The hindwing is suffused with gray-brown.

Distribution: (Based only on specimens in the USNM). As represented in the USNM, this species has a unusual distribution. It occurs throughout most of central and eastern Texas northward to Colorado. It is also known from southern California.

Identification Quality: Good

Larva: Unnown

Foodplants: Unknown

Distribution map based on specimens in the USNM


Ponometia pulchra

Ponometia mcdunnoughi is also yellowish. However the coloration is much smoother and not as bright. Ponometia mcdunnoughi lacks distinct patches in the forewing fringe and has dull white and gray suffusion in the subterminal region.

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Ponometia mcdunnoughi