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Species Ponometia nigra - Hodges#9101.1

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Lepidoptera (Butterflies and Moths)
Superfamily Noctuoidea (Owlet Moths and kin)
Family Noctuidae (Owlet Moths)
Subfamily Acontiinae (Bird Dropping Moths)
Tribe Acontiini
Genus Ponometia
Species nigra (Ponometia nigra - Hodges#9101.1)
Hodges Number
9101.1
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ponometia nigra (Mustelin, 2006)
Tarachidia nigra Mustelin, 2006 (1)
Size
Forewing length 7 mm; Wingspan: 14.5-17.5 mm (2).
Identification
"The dorsal forewing is very dark gray with a slight greenish sheen, and lacks any pattern. The hindwing is dark brown, including the fringe. The head and body match the forewing" (2).
Range
Records from Idaho, Wyoming, Utah, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, and California (1).
Habitat
"In southern California, this species has been found in coastal chaparral, by roadsides, and on sunlit trails" (2).
Food
Unknown, probably Malvaceae (2)
Print References
Mustelin, T. 2006. Taxonomy of southern California Erebidae and Noctuidae (Lepidoptera) with descriptions of twenty one new species. Zootaxa, 1278: 1–47. (1)
Internet References
Species page at Pacific Northwest Moths (2)