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Species Ponometia venustula - Hodges#9087

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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 venustula (Ponometia venustula - Hodges#9087)
Hodges Number
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Ponometia venustula (Walker, 1865)
Acontia venustula Walker, 1865
Tarachidia venustula
Acontia discoidalis Walker, 1866
Thalpochares fortunata Grote, 1882
Thalpochares perita Grote, 1882
Orobena subcitrinalis Hulst, 1886
* phylogenetic sequence #931311
Explanation of Names
Venustula is derived from Latin meaning "charming".(1)
Wingspan about 17-19 mm.

Eastern Texas to California.
See Also
Sooty-winged Chalcoela (Chalcoela iphitalis) forewing has more extensive gray patch, extending to outer margin
Yellow-shouldered Slug Moth (Lithacodes fasciola) forewing has diagonal line across apex, and gray patch completely crosses wing
Print References
Lafontaine, J. D. & B. C. Schmidt 2010. Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America North of Mexico. (2)
Walker, F. 1865. List of the specimens of lepidopterous insects in the collection of the British Museum 33(3): 783
Internet References - species page
pinned adult image (Northern Arizona U.)
presence in California; list of 2 specimen records with dates and locations (U. of California at Berkeley)
Works Cited
1.Dictionary of Word Roots and Combining Forms
Donald J. Borror. 1960. Mayfield Publishing Company.
2.Annotated check list of the Noctuoidea (Insecta, Lepidoptera) of North America north of Mexico.
Donald J. Lafontaine, B. Christian Schmidt. 2010. ZooKeys 40: 1–239 .