Noctuidae - Acontiinae




Ponometia sutrix (Grote)

Tarache sutrix Grote, 1880, Canad. Ent., 12:154.

Diagnosis: Ponometia sutrix is one of a number of small, brown acontiines. The overall color is a light, yellowish cream. The costa lacks a dark brown marking at the position of the antemedial line The forewing outer margin fringe is brown interrupted only once by a light yellow-brown. The iInner, lower margin of the postmedial line is heavily accented with black. The upper plate of the frontal prominence is elongate, rectangular and its margin lacks teeth. Wing expanse from base to apex in one selected individual 10 mm.

Distribution: (Based only on specimens in the USNM). Ponometia sutrix is a species of the southwestern United States ranging from Colorado and New Mexico in the east westward to southern Nevada and southern and middle California.

Identification Quality: Good.

Larva: Unknown

Foodplants: Unknown

Distribution map based on specimens in the USNM

Ponometia sutrix

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Little Brown Acontiines