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Species Acontia n-sp-one - Hodges#9164.86

Moth - Acontia n-sp-one  Acontinae sp. - Acontia n-sp-one Acontia n-sp-one - Hodges#9164.97 (Acontia n-sp-one) - Acontia n-sp-one
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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 Acontia
Species n-sp-one (Acontia n-sp-one - Hodges#9164.86)
Hodges Number
9164.86
Size
Forewing length: ~8mm. (smallest New World Acontia) (1)
Identification
"Sexually dimorphic. The male forewing is almost completely dingy white except for dull, gray patches; one at the apex of the forewing and a second surrounding the lower half of the postmedial line. The hindwing is primarily pure white except for a dull gray band along the upper half of the outer margin. The female has much more extensive gray patches in the forewing. The outer third of the wing is almost all gray except for a white patch near the costa and surrounding a minute dark spot. The hindwing is primarily white except for the outer margin dull gray. The dull gray suffusion is more extensive than in the male." (1)
Range
Known from south Texas and northeastern Mexico (based only on material in the USNM) (1).
Food
Unknown (1).
Life Cycle
Unknown (1).
Internet References
Robert Poole's species page at Nearctica