Noctuidae - Acontiinae




Ponometia tripartita (Smith)

Tornacontia tripartita Smith, 1903, Trans. Amer. Ent. Soc., 29:210.

Tornacontia mediatrix Dyar, 1904, Proc. Ent. Soc. Wash., 6:62.

Diagnosis: The overall coloration of Ponometia tripartita is white. However the base is suffused with light gray. In particular the antemedial line is present, white and made distinctive by the grayish suffusion on both sides. There is distinctive brown patch on the forewing inner margin stretching about two-thirds the distance to the costa. This rectangular patch is accented by black on both its inner and outer sides. The postmedial line curves around the outer side of the reniform. The reniform is and black ovate circle. Wing expanse from base to apex in one selected individual 12 mm.

Distribution:(Based only on specimens in the USNM). Ponometia tripartita is so far known only from southeastern Arizona and central New Mexico.

Identification Quality: Good

Larva: Unknown

Foodplants: Unknown

Distribution map based on specimens in the USNM

Ponometia tripartita

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