Noctuidae - Acontiinae




Ponometia septuosa (Blanchard & Knudson)

Tarachidia septuosa Blanchard & Knudson, 1986; Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash., 88: 134.

Diagnosis: Ponometia spetuosa is a very small species so far known only from southern Texas. The overall color is olive-green. None of the markings are particularly strong. The background color is cream with a strong olive tinge. The antemedial line is a diffuse, broad band reach half of the distance from the inner margin to the costa. The reniform is a vague, dark line and the postmedial line is a poorly defined dark olive band. A small black spot is located in the outer angle of the forewing. Wing expanse from base to apex in one selected individual 6 mm. Ponometia septuosa is closely related to the Central America species Ponometia carmelita (Dyar)

Distribution: (Based only on specimens in the USNM). This species is only known from extreme southeastern Texas.

Identification Quality: Excellent

Larva: Unknown.

Foodplants: Reared from Triumfetta lappula (Tiliaceae) by Janzen and Hallwachs in Costa Rica.

Distribution map based on specimens in the USNM


Ponometia septuosa

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